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Industrial flameproof ceiling lights by Walsall

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Industrial flameproof ceiling lights by Walsall

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A pair of striking industrial flameproof glass surface mounted lights by British manufacturer Walsall. The lights were salvaged from a decommissioned petrol chemical works to the Northeast of London and once illuminated the vast fuel silos on site.

 
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

The two-part cast steel enclosure has a striking and interesting surface patina, featuring manufacturer's cast detailing and branding. The flameproof glass is sealed within the lower bezel. Each of the lights has its own individual character which emphasises the industrial heritage of the pieces.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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170 mm
250 mm
8.5 kg
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150 (base) mm
Orange | Clear

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

Walsall

Manufacturer: Walsall

Walsall Conduits Ltd of Excelsior Works, West Bromwich, Birmingham, UK were founded in 1890. The foundations of the business were built on the manufacture and supply of steel electrical conduit and accessories. Walsall went onto manufacture a wide array of electrical elements and lighting fixtures for the industrial market with the products’ glass or cast enclosures being branded with the distinctive Walsall mark. By 1961 the company were employing 2000 people. It is not known what became of Walsall but we assume they were swallowed during the mass mergers of the late 1960s.

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