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Oxidised British industrial lights

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Industrial caged pendants by British manufacturer 'Heyes & Co Ltd' entitled 'The Wigan'.  Salvaged from the outbuildings of a Victorian hospital in Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. 

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

These statement lights have their original flameproof glass wells set within substantial oxidised and sealed steel enclosures.The products feature several cast details including that the products were 'Certified by the mines department: Certificate No FLP 104/1/2/3'.

Product details

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

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230 mm
430 mm
9.6 kg
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IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Heyes

Manufacturer: Heyes

We can't be certain of the exact origins of Heyes and Co. of Water Heyes Electrical Works, Wigan, but we think the company was established in the early part of the 20th century with the first records we’ve uncovered being dated 1922. For over 50 years Heyes specialised in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof lighting intended for use in extreme locations such as oil refineries and the mining industry. Then, in 1986 the company was acquired by Petrel Ltd and the Heyes name disappeared.

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