While little is known about Brooks, they were undoubtedly a "multi-media" manufacturer, as their marking has been found on pieces done in plaster, pottery and plastic. They were based out of Chicago, Illinois, and their labels typically read: A.N. Brooks LTD. Merchandise Mart.
This is without a doubt the most frequently found A.N. Brooks TV lamp. It has an unusual "flocked" finish, which is a felt-like material, probably sprayed on, that's a bit like the texture of old "Hush Puppies" shoes...remember those? Photos courtesy of Steve & Kathy from Red Oak, Iowa.
|This view shows the top and back of the Brooks Cocker Spaniel TV lamp.|
|Inside the Spaniel is the Brooks marking, with a foil label for good measure.|
|Such a lovable face.|
|"C'mon boy, play dead!"|
If the Brooks single cocker spaniel lamp didn't trip your trigger, you could always upgrade to this 3-dog beauty! Photos courtesy of Jim from Wisconsin.
|Back view of the 3-dog TV lamp.|
|Brooks followed the beat of a different drummer, and this is clearly seen in this design. The openings, front and sides, dissipated heat and made for a nice glow of light.|
|The A.N. Brooks label.|