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.
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.
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.