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Pirelli warehouse lights by Maxlume

Origin: UK

Early British factory shades salvaged from a warehousing facility of Pirelli Tyres, Burton on Trent, UK. Established in 1928. 

 

 

Detail of aluminium gallery on green factory enamel made by Maxlume
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 industrial lights have vitreous enamelled two-part spun steel reflectors by 'Maxlume' complete with original polished aluminium galleries with cast manufacturers details and embossed logo to reflector 'Maxlume: British Made.'  Wear to the enamel adds character and emphasises the age of the products.

Product details

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

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355 mm
310 mm
2 kg
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Green (White Internal)

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Maxlume

Manufacturer: Maxlume

Maxlume were established during the early 1920s in Birmingham and manufactured a substantial range of fixtures of both an industrial and decorative style. The earliest catalogue we hold within our own internal manufacturer's archive is the 11th edition which is dated 1929 - during that year the company had actually doubled its manufacturing space and storage accommodation to cope with an ever increasing demand for its products. By the mid 1950s the company had been taken over by Verity’s, although the lights were still manufactured under the registered Maxlume mark.

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