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 grey enamel industrial pendant by Benjamin
Reference 14_1921

Industrial pendant lighting (Type 2)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage industrial pendant lighting by British manufacturer 'Benjamin' Circa 1950. Vitreous enamelled bulbous steel reflectors with lower rolled rim and lacquered steel galleries with cast manufacturers marks.


 

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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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original lighting catalogue by benjamin

Restoration

Slight wear to the enamel adds character and emphasises the age and industrial heritage of the products. The catalogue extracts shown are taken from our own internal manufacturers archive. Circa 1950.

fabric braided power cable with galvanized suspension chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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430 mm
480 mm
2.1 kg
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Grey (White Internal)

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

Benjamin Electric

Manufacturer: Benjamin Electric

The Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. With the popularity of its lighting, the company expanded rapidly throughout the USA and Canada and then finally abroad, to England - more specifically London - which is where our shades were manufactured. Benjamin was a prolific inventor, mostly in the field of electric lighting. One of his most influential designs was the R.L.M. enamel shade - an influence so profound that this design is what we now recognise as the classic industrial enamel.

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