Ahh yes. We had a pull-down corded lamp; when you released it, the lamp stayed where you wished it to say - and when you pulled down gently and pushed it up, it went back up and stayed there!
You could vary the height of the lamp by over a foot!
I remember one thing about the lamp: IT WAS NOT A TOY.
You're either a #6 person or a #7. Gourd-globes or faux-historical. It goes without saying that you were a #4 or a #5. (The #5s had no taste, by the way.)
#9 is the best spaceship design of the year. #10 was the battleship version.
Remind you of anything?
A flying saucer, and the Jetsons' apartment, perhaps.