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industrial wall lights by GEC with burnt orange oxidised steel casing and glass screen
Reference 15_2495

Industrial wall lights by G.E.C.

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Industrial oxidised wall lights by British manufacturer G.E.C. salvaged from one on the decommissioned Rolls-Royce factory buildings in Derby, UK. These lights have a cast iron enclosure and their original glass lens. 

oxidised steel industrial vintage wall light by GEC with clear glass screen
side view of GEC industrial bulkhead light
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. 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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industrial oxidised GEC wall lights on wall with a vintage singer stool

Restoration

Oxide is a range of lights featuring specially treated steel or iron enclosures, that have been purposely and individually oxidised in our workshops to create an interesting array of rich surface patinas. The enclosures are then sealed through a unique preservation technique to prevent further ageing.

cast manufacturers mark by GEC on oxidised industrial bulkhead wall light

Product details

The light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. (If you would prefer an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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140 mm
12 kg
370 mm
225 mm
Oxide

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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