They both broke around the same time. I was bummed. I just left them broken for a long time. Couldn't bare the thought of ditching the vintage one, especially. But I really needed, at least one piano lamp to be functioning. So, I thought I'd just get a new one.
Stunned. Didn't know that piano lamps cost that much. Then, it occurred to me........ Maybe I can fix them. (Duh~) I knew it wasn't the bulb. I've already bought a new bulb and put it on, but both lamps still didn't work. Soooooo, maybe the socket.
I happen to drive by a specialty lamp store in my neighborhood, stopped by, asked them about a replacement socket -- of course they had it. Bought two, plus one more light bulb = $8. Got home, and 5 minutes later, oh, my. Both of my piano lamps were fixed. Was so simple. The socket connected to the switch screwed right off and on. Can't believe I almost threw them both away. Shame on me.
This was shortly after I found my first vintage Singer 15-91, Tami. My brain was getting rewired and shifting in the reuse & recycle mode from the previous, "use, dump, and get a new one."
Not only I began collecting vintage sewing machines, I renewed my attraction to and appreciation for old, well-built stuff. It horrifies me that even for a few days, I was seriously going to put the perfectly fine piano lamps in the garbage can! (Especially the treble clef one! Can you imagine?!) They just had broken sockets from years of constant use that needed replacing....... Simple. My mindset is now reset.
My treble clef piano lamp sits on top of a piano, and the other ordinary looking piano lamp helps me on my sewing desk.
It's actually really nice to have extra light coming from behind sewing machine when I sew.