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Salvaged green factory enamel made by Thorlux
Reference 14_1801

Industrial lighting by 'Thorlux' (XL)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage industrial lighting by British manufacturer 'Thorlux' salvaged from a Scottish factory. Polished aluminium gallery with vitreous enamelled two part reflector. As with all our products, should you require a different colour cable just let us know.

Hanging pair of salvaged green factory enamel made by Thorlux
Salvaged green factory enamel made by Thorlux
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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Profile of salvaged green factory enamel made by Thorlux

Restoration

These products were designed with maintenance in mind. The main shade can be removed for cleaning without having to take the whole light fixture down. Most modern bulbs, particularly environmentally friendly LED bulbs, are smaller than those the lights were originally designed to take. We redesign and adjust the positioning of the new lamp holder to give you a light that illuminates your space, perfectly.

Product details

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

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460 mm
500 mm
2.8 kg
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Green (White Internal)

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

Thorlux

Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Small Heath, Birmingham. The company produced vitreous enamelled shades for lighting factories, workshops, mills and farm buildings during the progressive industrialisation of the 1930s through to the 1950s. Thorlux is still in existence over 75 years later, manufacturing a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural and industrial applications. The classic enamel shades from the 1950s with the distinctive Thorlux branding are one of our firm favourites.

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