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hanging grey industrial pendant light by thorlux
Reference 14_2130_P

Thorlux vintage pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Imposing industrial pendant lighting by British manufacturer 'Thorlux'.A larger spun aluminium reflector with oversized polished galleries, featuring vents which allow a degree of uplighting. Slight wear to the external surface of the reflectors adds character and emphasises the age and heritage of the products.

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detail of polished aluminium galleries on spun reflector shades
close up of grey industrial aluminium reflector pendant light shade and top
close up of grey industrial aluminium reflector pendant light
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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grey industrial aluminium reflector pendant light shade and top

Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at Skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

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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. (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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460 mm
730 mm
3.7 kg
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IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Thorlux

Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Small Heath, Birmingham. The company produced vitreous enamelled shades for lighting factories, workshops, mills and farm buildings during the progressive industrialisation of the 1930s through to the 1950s. Thorlux is still in existence over 75 years later, manufacturing a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural and industrial applications. The classic enamel shades from the 1950s with the distinctive Thorlux branding are one of our firm favourites.

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Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

- Henrietta | Kent | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

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I love the light and Cara was fantastic with bulb advice and sending me a copy of the picture of the engine it came from. Great service thanks.

- Marcus | Letchworth | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK