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Thorlux vintage pendant lighting

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hanging grey industrial pendant light by thorlux
Reference 14_2130

Thorlux vintage pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Imposing industrial pendant lights by British manufacturer Thorlux. The large spun aluminium reflector features an oversized polished gallery with vents allowing for 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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group of grey aluminium and polished thorax pendant lights
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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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on preserving and protecting 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 refurbish each fixture to the highest modern electrical standards.

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

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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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. 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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- David | Preston | UK

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

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Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

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