All of a sudden, at the bottom of a box in a shop in the middle of nowhere, there it was - forgotten, rusty but undamaged.
 
Milan Inn-tiques in Milan Ohio 2013. Good selection. Good storekeeper. 

Milan Inn-tiques in Milan Ohio 2013. Good selection. Good storekeeper. 

 

The 13th Signature by Rusty Remakes. Milan, Ohio - the home town of Tomas Alva Edison - has a great selection of antique shops. One of these shops is called Milan Inn-tiques, as the antique shop was part of an Inn. I got to know the store owner Tom after discovering we had the same taste in rust. 

 
 
Vintage lamp cage found in Brooklyn, New York.

Vintage lamp cage found in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo taken outside a motel in Canandaigua, on a road trip from Chicago to New York.

Photo taken outside a motel in Canandaigua, on a road trip from Chicago to New York.

 

I probably bought 25 kilos of old primitives in that shop and one of them was this Corona Corn Mill grinder. I had actually found one exactly like this on ebay a couple of weeks earlier and was bummed out when the seller wouldn’t ship to Sweden. But all of a sudden, at the bottom of a box in a shop in the middle of nowhere, there it was - forgotten, rusty but undamaged. 

I remember wondering what lamp shade would be good enough for this majestic grinder. A couple of days later, in Brooklyn, New York, I didn’t have to wonder anymore, as I found two old lamp cages and I instantly knew where one of them would go. 

 
Signature Good Knight in Rusty Remakes workshop.

Signature Good Knight in Rusty Remakes workshop.

 

This lamp is on many levels a sentimental piece. Finding these parts and designing it became an important milestone in the developments of Rusty Remakes as a brand. For those reasons, Good Knight is one of few designs that I intend to keep for myself. Since day 1, it's been lighting up Rusty Remakes' workshop and I hope it will continue to do so for many years to come.