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Vintage parabolic factory shades by AEI

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vintage 1960s industrial green enamel pendant light by AEI
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Vintage parabolic factory shades by AEI

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

British factory shades by 'AEI' which were originally designed to illuminate signs, shop windows and industrial workspaces. Two-part large enamelled asymmetrical shades with original manufacturers label and a polished aluminium gallery.

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detail view of green and white enamel pendant
two hanging vintage 1960s industrial green enamel pendant light by AEI
embossed logo on green enamel industrial pendant light by AEI
vintage 1960s industrial green enamel and worktop counter
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Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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1960s original AEI lighting catalogue product information

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grey braided cable for lighting and suspension chain

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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460 mm
630 mm
3.1 kg
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Green | White (internal)

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Manufacturer: AEI

Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) was established in 1928, a result of a merger between two well known rival electrical companies - Metropolitan-Vickers and British Thomson-Houston. Although they produced a selection of lights alongside other electrical devices, it wasn’t until 1956 that AEI Lamps and Lighting Co. was formed. By 1961 their lighting production had become so successful it became a company in its own right, retaining the brand name AEI until the company was taken over in 1964 to form part of British Lighting Industries.

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