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Reference 17_2939

1940s airfield traffic light

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Vintage converted airfield traffic lights salvaged from a 1940s RAF base in Northwest Wales. The lights were positioned on the airbases taxiways to control ground air traffic. With a refined style, the pendants comprise a polished aluminium body and two new glass etched screens.

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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. These historical British timepieces have been restored and polished, retaining their character with slight marks on the outer surface, emphasising the number of aircraft that have rolled over them in their time.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with 2no. screw (E27) lamp holders, 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable, and ceiling mounting system.

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200 (glass) mm
185 mm
9.4 kg
620 mm
270 mm
Silver

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

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