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Industrial pendants by Cryselco

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Industrial pendants by Cryselco

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage British pendant lighting manufactured by Cryselco and salvaged from an electrical substation in the industrial heartland of the Northwest of the UK. A vitreous enamelled steel shade with a sleek profile and a refined polished aluminium gallery.

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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 suspension wire, elephant grey braided cable and a ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, chain suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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355 mm
320 mm
1.4 kg
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Grey | White (internal)

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

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Manufacturer: Cryselco

The Crystal Electric Lighting Company (Crysleco) was founded in 1895 and based at the Kempston Works in Bedford. Originally established to manufacture Carbon and tungsten filament lamps. The company was privatised in 1898 and by the 1960s they were employing over 600 workers, by this time they?d expanded to manufacture electric light fittings with the first recorded mention of the Cryselco lamp shade appearing in 1961. In the late 1980s the company moved to new premises at 274 Ampthill Road, Bedford and after over 120 years of trading the company ceased operations in 2016.

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Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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Arrived next day, beautifully packaged and perfect for my own chapel renovation!

- Kate | Powys | UK

Excellent service

Good product listing with careful explanations. 

- Robert | Chichester | UK

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What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks

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