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period prismatic glass pendant with brass gallery by Holophane
Reference 15_2334

Period Stiletto lighting by Holophane

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Original period lighting by 'Holophane'. These elegant Stiletto prismatic glass shades with embossed manufacturers mark and original polished brass galleries.

 
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1930s vintage brass gallery on a prismatic glass pendant light by holophane
period prismatic glass pendants by holophane
prismatic 1930s vintage holophane pendant above wooden desk
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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original lighting catalogue by holophane with stiletto pendant

Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story. The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and taken from a Holophane catalogue. Dated January 1926.

brass chain and old gold traditional braided cable

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of brass suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, please just ask).

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170 mm
185 mm
1 kg
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Gold | Clear

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

Holophane

Manufacturer: Holophane

Holophane was founded in London in 1896. The name is derived from the Greek ‘Holos’ meaning whole and ‘phanos’ meaning light. The hallmark of all Holophane lights are their borosilicate pressed glass refractors - these are prisms built into the glass giving it a ribbed appearance that produces a combination of uplight and downlight. It's this spreading or refracting of light, illuminating spaces evenly, that accounts for their popularity. The Holophane ribbed glass refractor is a true vintage icon, and as Holophane is still in existence, continues to be used by the lighting industry today.

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