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British opaline period lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Salvaged English opaline globes with polished aluminium bases by 'Falks' Complete with cast manufactures mark. Can be utilised in a horizontal or vertical orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

 

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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Every one of our lights goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for your project. The first and most important stage is fully dismantling each and every light - we do this even if we have hundreds of identical lights. We then undertake an in-depth review of its construction and following that, map its journey through restoration.

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

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150 mm
170 mm
0.5 kg
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White | Silver

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

Falks

Manufacturer: Falks

Established in 1881, ‘Falk, Stadelmann and Co. Ltd’ of 91 Farringdon Road, London, were originally importers of, amongst other products, gas fittings and paraffin lamps. In 1962, Falk, Stadelmann and Co changed its name to Falks Ltd - but sadly after poor trading years in the late 1960s the company was taken over by Jessel Investments, who sold off all property and ceased manufacturing activities. We regularly come across lighting by Falks - their prismatic wall lights were particularly well made and remain a timeless industrial classic.

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Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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I love the light and Cara was fantastic with bulb advice and sending me a copy of the picture of the engine it came from. Great service thanks.

- Marcus | Letchworth | UK

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

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK