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Original industrial lights by Thorlux

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Original industrial lights by Thorlux

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Two-part industrial enamel pendant lights originally manufactured in the 1960s by Thorlux, salvaged from an engineering work site in Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Comprising a lustrous green shade and vented top allowing for an element of uplighting, they are suitable for both commercial and residential settings

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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

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have been lost forever - examining and refurbishing each piece by hand. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We also take time to investigate its history, studying old manufacturer catalogues in our archives for clues in order to assemble the whole story behind these unique pieces of British history.

Manufacturer's catalogue

This image of our industrial light by Thorlux is taken from one of our original manufacturer's catalogues within our archive. 

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. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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455 mm
470 mm
3.45 kg
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Green | White (internal)

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. 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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