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Salvaged 1950s British tank lights

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Salvaged 1950s British tank lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stunning pair of Britsh tank lights converted to a suspended feature pendant, ideal over a kitchen island or dining table. Refurbished and restored using soda blasting and lacquering to seal the steel enclosures and bar, still with the original prismatic glass. 

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 interesting 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 iron and steel will usually 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.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 2no. new bayonet (B15) lamp holders, 2 metres of elephant grey braided cable and suspension wire, and a ceiling mounting kit.

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200 (glass) mm
180 mm
5.8 kg
1130 mm
n/a mm
Gun Metal Grey

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

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A quick word from our customers

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

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