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1950s British desk lamp

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage English desk lamp.  Polished aluminum shade, chrome plated stem and brushed and lacquered steel base. Full rotation and lockable adjustment at the shade and stem junctures. A nice feature is the integral clamp for table attachment which retracts into the base.

UK

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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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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At Skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with new screw (E27) lamp holder and two metres of twisted black braided cable with integral switch and plug.

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300 (shade) mm
580 (max) mm
4.7 kg
n/a mm
180 (base) mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

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

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What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

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