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Royal Air Force hanger shades. Medium

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Stunning run of shades salvaged from Royal Air Force hangers. Circa 1930. Enamelled spun steel stepped shades with interesting surface patinas and slight localised wear adding character and emphasising the age of the products. ​

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 restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might mean: Soda-blasting – an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint; Polishing – to restore and revitalise the surface of the light; Lacquering – a sealing process that protects the light’s surface from further deterioration; Rewiring – so the light works perfectly, every time.

Product details

Supplied with new cord-grip bayonet (B22) lamp holders and 2mtrs of traditional twisted black braided cable.

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300 mm
40 mm
0.7 kg
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Black (Creme internal)

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

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