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1950s elliptical factory shades

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angled elliptical green enamel industrial pendant light
Reference 16_2661

1950s elliptical factory shades

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A run of angled elliptical pendant lights salvaged from a factory in the Midlands, UK. These 1950s British factory shades have been refurbished and reassembled by hand, retaining the original manufacturer's label and their polished brass galleries.

 

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angled elliptical green enamel industrial pendant lighting
pair of hanging angled elliptical green enamel industrial pendant lights
original label Benjamin green enamel industrial pedant light
green Benjamin enamel pendant hanging over worktop counter
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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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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original photo of car production line factory industrial lighting

Restoration

These lights were used in industrialised areas including car production lines from the advent of electrical lighting through to the late 1960s. They can now be used to good effect to illuminate a wall or object as they provide a nice elliptical light distribution.

grey braided cable and industrial suspension chain

Product details

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

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375 mm
2.3 kg
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330 mm
Green | White (internal)

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

Benjamin Electric

Manufacturer: Benjamin Electric

The Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. With the popularity of its lighting, the company expanded rapidly throughout the USA and Canada and then finally abroad, to England - more specifically London - which is where our shades were manufactured. Benjamin was a prolific inventor, mostly in the field of electric lighting. One of his most influential designs was the R.L.M. enamel shade - an influence so profound that this design is what we now recognise as the classic industrial enamel.

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