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1950s aluminium and prismatic glass street light pendant
Reference 13_1787

Cornish China Clay factory lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage street lighting by British manufacturer 'ELECO' salvaged from a Cornish China Clay factory. Polished aluminium enclosure with cast makers logo and original prismatic glass refractor.

 

pair of 1950s aluminium and prismatic glass street light pendants
makers mark on 1950s aluminium and prismatic glass street light pendant
pair of 1950s aluminium and prismatic glass street lights of floor
detail of prismatic glass on 1950s aluminium street lights
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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1950s aluminium and prismatic glass street light pendant

Restoration

Before a light can be restored, any damaged outdated components will require repair or replacing. As part of this work we replace original imperial screws with their modern-day metric counterparts and rework their screw ports to take them. We replace the original electrics with brand new, fully certified EN60598 components - this gives you peace of mind, knowing your vintage light is as safe to use as any modern light.

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Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw E26 lamp holders (for use in USA) if required.

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340 mm
3.7 kg
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Silver

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

Eleco

Manufacturer: Eleco

Eleco (The Engineering and Lighting Equipment Co) was founded in 1895 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. Eleco quickly established themselves as specialists in providing complete street lighting layouts, with one of their most famous projects being the original lighting for the Victoria Embankment in London. Eleco street lanterns are easily recognisable with their distinctive branding and two part aluminium and prismatic glass enclosures.

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