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Airfield taxiway lights (V4)

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Airfield taxiway lights (V4)

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Salvaged G.E.C British airfield taxiway lights that were originally installed at an R.A.F base in Northwest Wales. Beautifully refined lights that have been converted to feature pendant lights, comprising of a prismatic glass set within a two-part polished aluminium housing with original branding.

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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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Airfield taxiway lights (V4)

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 with new ceramic (G9) lamp holder, 2mtrs of adjustable wire suspension, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer chain suspension or another colour cable please let us know.

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200 mm
170 mm
2.2 kg
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Silver

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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