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Ex MOD signal light pendants

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polished aluminium ex military signal light silver
Reference 15_2216

Ex MOD signal light pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A large run of ex MOD hand held signal lamps which have been converted into suspended pendants. The polished aluminium main enclosure includes the original glass screen, with many of the original features retained including the optical sights.  

 

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 ex military signal lights polished aluminium and glass screen
polished aluminium and brass bracket with sight on military signal light
polished aluminium ex military signal light with glass lens and sight aldis lamp
internal manufacturers label on polished aluminium ex military signal light
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

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of industrial suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or wire suspension, please just ask).

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155 mm
210 mm
2.2 kg
n/a mm
215 mm
Silver

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

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