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Salvaged Heyes pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A stunning industrial pendant light originally manufactured by Heyes. Salvaged from an explosives store at a mine in Fife, Scotland, the lights were required to be flameproof and sealed to prevent any risk of escaping sparks.

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

Each light has been expertly refurbished and brought back to life by our team. The original surface on the steel enclosure has been sensitively waxed and sealed, highlighting the patina gained with age. All the original elements of the light have been retained including the vitreous enamelled shade, lacquered steel cage and the original flameproof glass.

Product details

The 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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400 mm
550 mm
10.6 kg
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Green | White | Gun metal grey

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

Heyes

Manufacturer: Heyes

We can't be certain of the exact origins of Heyes and Co. of Water Heyes Electrical Works, Wigan, but we think the company was established in the early part of the 20th century with the first records we’ve uncovered being dated 1922. For over 50 years Heyes specialised in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof lighting intended for use in extreme locations such as oil refineries and the mining industry. Then, in 1986 the company was acquired by Petrel Ltd and the Heyes name disappeared.

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