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1950s steelworks pendants by Simplex

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1950s Steelworks Pendants by Simplex
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1950s steelworks pendants by Simplex

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Once illuminating a steel tube workshop in Northamptonshire, these 1950s Simplex pendants witnessed Corby Steelworks’ golden years. The subtly stepped, brushed aluminium shades with convex glass lenses create a soft, yet industrial silhouette. Great statement pieces for kitchens, bars and restaurants.

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1950s Steelworks Pendants by Simplex
1950s Steelworks Pendants by Simplex
1950s Steelworks Pendants by Simplex
1950s Steelworks Pendants by Simplex
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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

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 or an E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask.

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380 mm
530 mm
5.3 kg
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Silver | Cream

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

Simplex Electric Co

Manufacturer: Simplex Electric Co

Simplex Electric Co was formed in 1932 when Credenda Conduit Co and Simplex Conduits Ltd of Garrison Lane, Birmingham, merged. In addition to lighting equipment and conduits, the company began to manufacture Creda domestic cooking appliances. Between 1932 and 1965 Simplex Electric Co produced a wide range of lighting products but is primarily recognised for its early elegant prismatic street lanterns, bulkheads and latterly for linear industrial fluorescent fixtures. Then as the mass mergers of the 1960s unfolded, the company was bought by General Electric of the U.S.A. and production as Simplex stopped.

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A quick word from our customers

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.

- Neil | Cumbria | UK

Light fantastic

Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

M.O.D. Factory Lights by Simplex

 

Thanks guys. The lighting I have ordered is spectacular and beautifully refurbished. The service is first-rate!

- Bernard | East Sussex | UK

Found just what we needed!

Dispatched very promptly, arrived quickly, really well packaged and as good as shown on the website. Won’t hesitate to use skinflint again!

- Mike | Scotland | UK