I took a step toward conquering my dread fear of all things electrical. A small step.
I have been helping my friend Ginnie move/downsize. She was getting rid of this lamp. It didn't work, but it could be fixed. She thought my son might like it for his new place.
It's a Scatchard Pottery lamp. I thought maybe I wanted it for the spare room once Kevin moves out!
I made a trip to the Home Depot nearby and purchased a new bulb socket. I found a number of how-to videos on You Tube. I picked one that seemed very
clear and worked as I watched, pausing where needed.
Success! I plugged the lamp in and gingerly turned it on. I saw light! No crackling, no sparks, no massive shock setting me on my bum! Damn, I was proud of myself.
For $4 and an investment of less than an hour (including watching videos, but not running to the store) I have a really nice Vermont lamp.