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Reference 14_1952_P

'The Wigan' by 'Heyes & Company'

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Imposing industrial vintage pendant lighting 'The Wigan' by 'Heyes & Company of Wigan, Lancashire' Circa 1950. Substantial polished aluminium enclosure featuring cast manufacturers branding with original glass well.

detail of makers mark on imposing industrial light by heyes
top view of imposing industrial light by heyes with 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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original manufactures catalogue by heyes

Restoration

The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturers archive and taken from the Heyes & Company catalogue entitled 'Wigan fittings make lighting lighter' Dated 1931.

Grey fabric braided power cable with chrome suspension chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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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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