1940s vintage task light, a hand held spot for industrial lighting purposes. The shade with label, cloth covered electrical wiring and wood handle are all original, a little worn but in good working condition.
The metal helmet shade is aluminum, marked E S Auer - Chicago. It's 6" in diameter across the shade opening and 7" long. We've shown it with a standard size light bulb, though we think it's probably made to hold a larger bulb.