A great looking floor lamp came in the shop the other day with a loose cluster top and needed some updated wiring and insulators. This lamp has not been updated in years. It has an old lamp cord and lamp plug and old sockets. The parts used in this repair include a 12 foot brown lamp cord, 2 paper socket insulators, 1/4-27 flat head finial screw, plated steel locking washer, and a bamboo shaped shade riser. All of the other lamp parts will be reused.
First thing to do is unplug the lamp. There is a set screw in the cluster of some older lamps: remove the screw and pop open the cluster. The cluster top has a bad finial thread so we will use the flat finial screw and locking nut in the cluster cap.