The lamp that makes A Christmas Story’s leg lamp look classy
Was there a golden era for tacky lamps? If so, this might have been the beginning.
This lamp’s design was patented in 1930, but it’s years ahead of its time. With a gambling theme and a risky reliance on die as centerpiece, it’s best-suited for a basement card table or trash bin. Lest you get too snarky, however, remember this: the inventor is probably Chester/Charles A. Bachman, a silent movie star who was cooler than you before you were even born.