Old adjustable stand for an early work light or perhaps an electric fan head. This base has and ornate cast iron paw foot base.
The adjustable mounting head measures 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" and it tilts from horizontal to vertical. The height is also adjustable from about 37 1/2" high to about 59" high. The ornate base is about 13 1/2" across the feet.
This has old paint as well as some soil and rust.