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1950s vintage church ceiling light polished aluminium silver
Reference 16_2704

1950s vintage church lighting

Era: 1950s

Vintage ceiling lights salvaged from St Barnabas church in Bethnal Green, East London. They were originally installed in 1957 and recently removed during a period of renovation. These stunning lights have a ball and knuckle joint that allows the shade to be angled to focus the direction of light.

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Restoration

A simplistic polished aluminium shade and the original brass mounting plate have been refurbished and restored by hand. Where possible we retain the original finish of a light. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

detail of polished brass and aluminium ceiling mounting

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

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155 mm
300 mm
0.7 kg
n/a mm
77 (plate) mm
Silver | Brass

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

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