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Salvaged Flameproof Lights by Wallsall

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Salvaged Flameproof Lights by Wallsall

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Imposing 1950s industrial flameproof surface mounted lights by British manufacturer 'Wallsall'. Salvaged from a decommissioned petrol chemical works in Northeast London, U.K, where they were originally installed to illuminate the vast fuel silos on site.

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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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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 refined design of the enclosure has a two-part polished aluminium body, in which the original flameproof glass is set. A new polished aluminium mounting plate allows the lights to be installed as ceiling mounted fittings, which provide an all round distribution of light when illuminated.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

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300 mm
380 mm
10.4 kg
n/a mm
400 (mounting plate) mm
Silver | Clear

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

Walsall

Manufacturer: Walsall

Walsall Conduits Ltd of Excelsior Works, West Bromwich, Birmingham, UK were founded in 1890. The foundations of the business were built on the manufacture and supply of steel electrical conduit and accessories. Walsall went onto manufacture a wide array of electrical elements and lighting fixtures for the industrial market with the products’ glass or cast enclosures being branded with the distinctive Walsall mark. By 1961 the company were employing 2000 people. It is not known what became of Walsall but we assume they were swallowed during the mass mergers of the late 1960s.

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