It does work. This lamp is about 61 1/2 inches from the floor to top of shade and 55 inches to the shade fixture. the base is about 10 inches around. The arm is about 5 1/2 inches closed and extends to 9/2 inches. I tried to spray paint it a bit but have notice some areas where the rust is coming through again a bit The lamp shade has been patched but you always buy an inexpensive one of those sold as is.