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vintage industrial British brushed aluminum shades by Benjamin
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1950s vintage industrial lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Oversized vintage British industrial lighting by ''Benjamin' salvaged from a factory in South Wales. This interesting light has a polished aluminium gallery with a brushed aluminium reflector.

pair of vintage industrial British brushed aluminum shades by Benjamin pendants
gallery on top of vintage industrial British brushed aluminum shades by Benjamin
brushed aluminum internal surface
close up of brushed aluminium finish on vintage industrial shade
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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original industrial lighting catalogue by benjamin

Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story. The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and taken from an original 1950s Benjamin lighting catalogue.

Grey fabric braided power cable with chrome suspension chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. As with all our products, should you require a different colour cable just let us know.

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470 mm
630 mm
1.5 kg
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Silver

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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