Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 4, 1960 · Page 53
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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 53

Tucson, Arizona
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Saturday, June 4, 1960
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How the standard drum shade grows into the deep drum and the popular cylinder is shown in this illustration. First lamp (from left to right) is the drum, next is the deep drum, and last the cylinder. The last Rvo are the bell and the hexagon shapes, two other favored contours. Cylinder Leads In Lamp Shapes How do your lamp* shape up? The cylinder shape is reflected often in collections now available. Deeper and "straight- *r than the standard "drum," it is designed to give lamps a tall, slender look. The true cylinder may be anywhere from seven to 10-inches deeper than the regular drum, and it takes a really tall lamp to balance its proportions. There ace, however, modified versions, called deep drums, which are two to three inches higher than the standard size, and can be used to make oldei lamps look up-to-date. Still the most popular and versatile shape, o( course, is the regular drum. Neat and tailored, it looks well on most lamp .,bases. Although mere's hardly a lamp that cannot be effectively teamed with a drum shade, it is often desirable to accentuate the character of a base with a more pronounced contour. On a traditional, slender- necked vase, for example, a .bell-shaped shade, with gently flaring sides, will serve to accentuate the delicate form. Hexagonal shades convey a provincial feeling and are favored for many Early American lamps. Their six panels lend themselves to gay, informal treatments--botanical motifs, musical prints, and* scenic designs which give a distinctive flavor to a room. Oval, square, and rectangular shades are usually chosen to repeat similar lines on a base. T h e cylindrical effect is achieved simply by widening the top opening and extending the depth. For example, a regular drum with ff 14-inch bottom diameter usually has a top diameter of 12 inches and is 11 inches deep. A deep drum with the same bottom diameter has a )3-inch top opening and a J-4_inch depth. A true cylinder maintains the same bottom and top dimensions as the deep drum, but adds four to seven more inches to the depth. Exact measurements vary in different collections. The easiest, and usually most satisfactory way to replace a shade is to select one in the tame size and shape as the original model which, after all, was designed specifically for its base. A refreshing effect can be achieved by introducing a new material, color or texture. If the old shade is dated by fussy contours,- or if you want to give the lamp added height 'by using a more cylindrical model, then bring the lamp ' along to the store. Not only does such a change demand a good sense of proportion, but it usually requires the help of a trained sales person to determine the proper mechanism. She may recommend a shade with the wiring dropped several inches below the top. Or she may suggest adding -a riser to the harp. Both devices keep the shade from sitting too kw on the base. To. avoid a top-heavy look, it may be necessary to choose a new shade with a narrower bottom diameter . than that of the shallower model. Professional designers say that there is no formula for relating the size of a shade to that of a base. It's a 'matter of proportion^ determined not only by the height of the lamp, but also by it* shape, and there are thousands of variations on even a, classic vase. These general rules, however, are offered by the Lamp and Shade Institute: The shade must be deep enough to cover the socket. It should usually be somewhat less than half the total size of the lamp. It should be at least as wide as the broadest part of the base, though it may be much wider. MILLER HOMES For HIM* who place a premium on privacy and seclusion, Hidden Volley Estate* are available up to 3 acres in site, or more, by special arrangement. But largeness in itself is not necessarily advantageous; it appeals to the dwcriminat- ing only when combined with other featvret that contribute to the good life. Here you'll find city convenience*, even to underground electrical service, paved streets, sewers and · private park. Each home wiN be perfect in its setting, custom designed to reflect the owner's individuality, flam must be approved by a Board to insure uniform excellence of construction and design. Briefly, then, Hidden VaNoy offers you the ultimate luxury en suburban living; feothM homesites with a breathtaking view; ample room in a community "of charm and prestige. Mease come out soon. You'll find « homosite exactly the right sne, for we offer 4150 SAMNO CANYON KAI-um-« 3 ·**·* iwrtli PAGE 54 TUCSON DAILY CITIZEN SATURDAY. JUNE 4. I960

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