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green Thorlux factory shades salvaged from John Lewis warehouses
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Pendant lighting by Thorlux

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Reclaimed British industrial pendant lighting by 'Thorlux'. Salvaged from the stock warehouses of established UK retailer John Lewis, originally installed within the Nottingham depot in 1950 and recently removed during a period of refurbishment.

group of green Thorlux factory shades salvaged from John Lewis warehouses
detail view of manufacturers labels on John Lewis warehouse pendants
polished aluminium gallery on green enamel warehouse pendants
line of three green Thorlux factory shades with polished aluminium galleries
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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industrial green enamel shade pendant over vintage workbench counter

Restoration

These stunning lights have a vitreous enamelled shade with a two part polished aluminium gallery with manufacturers detailing. Complete with original manufacturers label. The slight localised wear emphasises the age and heritage of the lights.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized 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. (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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405 mm
410 mm
2.3 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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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

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Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK

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Thrilled to have found you as I love your product and the service I’ve received. I frequently return to your site and wish to purchase more.

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