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large grey enamel pendant salvaged from John Lewis
Reference 16_2529

Reclaimed pendant lighting by Thorlux

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage pendants by British manufacturer Thorlux which were salvaged from the stock warehouses of established UK retailer John Lewis The lights were originally installed within the Nottingham depot in 1950.

detail view of vented gallery on grey factory enamel pendants
detail of original manufactures logo on grey factory enamels
internal view of enamel pendant lighting by Thorlux
suspended pair of grey thorlux factory pendants salvaged from John Lewis
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

The two-part vitreous enamelled shade with upper vents allow a degree of up-lighting and were originally designed with an easy method of removing the main shade for cleaning purposes. Other features on these lights include the original manufactures label and a polished aluminium upper gallery. 

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
530 mm
2.8 kg
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Grey | White (internal)

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

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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A quick word from our customers

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK