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infra red heat lamp cage pendant light
Reference 14_1916

Pifco guard cage lights

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Over the years we've refurbished several hundred heat therapy lamps into stunning feature table lights. One of our favourite brands from the 1960s is 'Pifco.'

 

group of infra red heat lamp cage pendant light
infra red heat lamp cage pendant light
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

Each light featured an infra red caged guard. These guards had been left forgotten in the workshop for a long time before someone came up with the smart idea of converting them into suspended cage lights. Each product has its own embossed lower plaque. 

top of infra red heat lamp cage pendant light

Product details

Supplied with a new bronzed gallery, bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of traditional twisted burgundy braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Only suitable for the smaller golf ball style bulb.

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90 mm
140 mm
0.8 kg
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Bronze

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

Pifco

Manufacturer: Pifco

Pifco (Provincial Incandescent Fittings Co. Ltd) of Failsworth, Manchester were established in 1900 as manufacturers of lighting appliances and accessories. The company went on to purchase many smaller companies, and manufactured a wide range of electrical items including cookers, heaters and cycle lamps. Pifco is most remembered for its distinctive range of heat therapy lamps, predominantly for use within the home - heat therapy was a popular treatment for many ailments in the early to mid 20th century and, when converted, the beautifully designed lamps make wonderful modern desk lights.

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- David | Preston | UK

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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

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