1930s Mazdalux copper pendant
Reference 18_3072

1930s Mazdalux copper pendants

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

These raw, industrial style vintage pendants date back to the 1930s, originally manufactured by Mazdalux in Rugby, Warwickshire. All original components remain preserved, including the striking copper plated shades featuring an original paint finish and a surface patina nodding to their age and rich heritage. Chain suspended, making a great addition to kitchens.

A pair of suspended 1930s Mazdalux copper pendants
A pair of 1930s Mazdalux copper pendants
A close up on the galleries of a pair of 1930s Mazdalux copper pendant
The manufacturer logo of a 1930s Mazdalux copper pendant

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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Gothic chain and ceiling plate with old gold twist cable

Product details

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


290 mm
325 mm
1.58 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Silver | Copper

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.


Manufacturer: Mazdalux

Mazdalux was the trade name for the industrial lighting section of British Thomson-Houston, with Mazda being the brand applied to its filament lamps. In the main, Mazdalux focused on the production of steel enamelled reflector lighting from its central UK production plant in Rugby, Warwickshire. In comparison to other manufacturers of the time, production was relatively modest, making these quite rare examples of industrial lighting from the early 1930s through to the 1950s.

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