Drum shades reached their height of popularity in the late 1960's and early 1970's when lamps made by the Stiffel Lamp Company in Chicago, Illinois
first featured them. The style of the era focused on the over-sized. Drum shades
have recently made a come-back in interior design,
as a renewed interest in the 1970's has popularized their use on new lamps
done in a neo-retro style.