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1930s Sunco church pendant lights
Reference 19_3300

1930s Sunco church pendant lights

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Early 1930s silver-backed glass pendants by Sunco, salvaged from a church in Surrey, UK. They retain a beautiful unique patina to the reflective glass, with some worn areas creating an element of up lighting. Sensitively restored with a decorative polished brass gallery and manufacturer's labels.

The reflective glass of a 1930s Sunco church pendant lights
Detail shots of a 1930s Sunco church pendant lights
A pair of 1930s Sunco church pendant lights
Detail shots of a pair of 1930s Sunco church pendant lights
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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Restoration

The restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. First, we gently disassemble each light fitting allowing us to spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might involve polishing to restore and revitalise the surface of the light.

Manufacturer's catalogue

This image is taken from an original Eca Ray manufacturer's catalogue dated 1938 and is almost an exact match to our 1930s Sunco church lights.

Product details

Supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of twisted old gold braided cable and ceiling plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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260 mm
260 mm
0.8 kg
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Silver | Gold

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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