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Darkroom wall light by Ilford

Origin: UK

Reclaimed darkroom wall light by 'Ilford'. Original factory finish and orange darkroom glass filter, complete with orignial manufacturers label and marks. Surface patinas emphasise the age and heritage of the product.

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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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

Product details

Supplied with new bronze screw (E27) lamp holder. 

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140 mm
2.4 kg
260 mm
200 mm
Creme

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

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