REVO was founded by Frederick Reeves in 1910 starting off as an electrical company named ‘Cable and Accessory.' Reeves went on to forge a partnership with Septimus Vaughan founder of VONO beds and the name REVO was given to emphasis the link.
In the 1930’s when electric street lighting was widely introduced throughout the U.K, REVO became a household name. Their lights, along with their competitors, were suspended around the UK, illuminating streets railways and factories. By the 1950’s and 60’s REVO was one of the main suppliers of street lighting around the UK. Many of their lights are still actually in use today, this was in the days before planned obsolescence!
REVO engineers were famed for their creativity, often developing styles of lighting individual to the towns they were designed for. This means that whilst there are a wealth of classic REVO styles, from prismatics and enamels to machinist lights and bulkheads there are also some incredible individual rarities to be found.
You can view our entire of REVO lights and many others here.
The REVO stand at the 1958 Brussels Exhibition.
With gratitude to Simon Cornwell for his research and images.