Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist

Nigel Parkinson, Cartoonist
This is him, at a recent Comic Con . . . in GREECE!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

French Light

I've had this cool-looking Jielde signal desk lamp for several years- and it's been pretty good until the last few months, when it's taken upon itself the inability to move! I can't angle it anywhere, anyhow, any time. Anything other than this angle (left) and it falls flat on it's face. Any ideas? it's a French 'design classic', you know the one I mean.

8 comments:

Lew Stringer said...

Have you tightened your nuts Nigel? Floppy lamp = loose nuts.

Or it could be the spring, but that wouldn't be as funny.

NP said...

My nuts are as tight as... a nut.
It doesn't have a spring!
It's not that simple- it's a Jielde signal desk lamp, supposed to outlast you and be passed on through the generations- five years and it's broken!

Lew Stringer said...

Sorry Nigel. As soon as I posted that I realized you'd got a posh lamp. Mine is a cheapo one, all springs and Meccano-like nuts that come loose with use. Had it for 20 odd years though.

Anonymous said...

oh well,there are types the french that are made in france by french and the french made in germany by polish,do you know exactly the type?!

NP said...

Most likely the type made in Greece by Russians, I would think.

Anonymous said...

i reckon is made in Russia by Greeks,because t HAS passed on to new generations all loosen up(definitely Greek craftsmanship there)

Anonymous said...

Hi Nigel,

Did you ever figure out the problem with your lamp or get it fixed? Having the same problem with mine:(

NP said...

No, it snapped in half when I did what the manufacturer recommended. I've had to Buy British.