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1950s large white enamel reflector by Thorlux
Reference 13_1740

Pottery lights (Type 2)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A run of British industrial fixtures by 'Thorlux' salvaged from a large pottery in Stoke on Trent. A vitreous enamelled, black lipped, vented shade creates up lighting, and on top a lacquered steel gallery. The patina of the shades reflects the heritage of the lights. 

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end of 1950s large white enamel reflector by Thorlux
suspended 1950s large white enamel reflector by Thorlux
top view of 1950s large white enamel reflector by Thorlux
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

Different materials require different processes. At Skinflint we are fascinated by Non-standard surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration ferrous metals such as steel will have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with a new linear T5 35W energy saving fluorescent. The bulb has an average life of 20,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K).

Alternatively, the product can be fitted with the latest in linear LED technology. The LED bulb has an average life of 50,000 hours, is located within the same etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates even distribution of warm light (2700K or 3000k). The LED option is supplied with either a switched or dimmable remote module (Leading/Trailing edge, Dali/DMX or 1-10v). Please contact the studio for more information.

Whats the difference in brightness between a LED bulb, a fluorescent bulb and a traditional 60w filament bulb?

In simple terms, bulb brightness is measured in lumens. Lumens (denoted by lm) are a measure of the total amount of visible light (to the human eye) from a bulb or light source. As a comparison, an LED bulb is 2475lm, a fluorescent bulb of the same length is 2460lm and a traditional 60w filament bulb is 800lm.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new T5 35W energy saving fluorescent lamp and 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable, 2mtrs chain suspension and ceiling mounting plates.

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230 mm
10 kg
1700 mm
260 mm
White

Non-standard delivery (POA). All dimensions and weights are approximate. IP20 for internal use only.

Thorlux

Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Redditch, Worcestershire. 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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