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Salvaged substation enamel pendants

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Salvaged substation enamel pendants

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Vintage enamel pendants salvaged from a 1950s electrical substation in the Northwest of the UK. British made by R.E.A.L, the lights have a simple yet refined style with a polished aluminium gallery that features the original cast maker’s mark.

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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

Every one of our lights goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for your home - from stripping down and rewiring, to applying a finish and sealing the light preventing further degradation to the surface.

Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of adjustable wire suspension, 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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360 mm
280 mm
1.2 kg
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White | Silver

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

R.E.A.L

Manufacturer: R.E.A.L

R.E.A.L. (Rowlands Electrical Accessories Ltd) were founded in 1926 and based in Birmingham. They manufactured a wide range of lighting fixtures for industrial use with the products’ glass enclosures or enamel shades always being embossed with the distinctive R.E.A.L. mark. It is not known what became of the company but it is assumed they were swallowed during the mass mergers of the 1960s. The last catalogue we have in our archive is dated 1953.

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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

- David | East Sussex | UK

Ceiling plates

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

- Jonny | East Sussex | 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

Salvaged lighting

Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

- Simon | Edinburgh | UK