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Mek Elek industrial light and base

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Two arm machinists work light by 'Mek Elek' mounted upon workshop stand. Vitreous enamelled shade with original factory finish to the arms and base. Interesting surface patinas to the worn surfaces which have been waxed and sealed add real character to this historical piece. 

 

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

This lamp has articulation at the shade and arm junctures with additional rotational adjustment at shade and base. At Skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with nickel bayonet (B22) lamp holder with integral switch, 2mtrs of olive green braided cable and plug.

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140 (Shade) mm
1800 (Max) mm
20 kg
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Green (White Internal)

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

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