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US Paratrooper Pendant Lights (V1)

vintage green enamel pedant shade salvaged U.S. paratropper lights
Reference 13_1750

US Paratrooper Pendant Lights (V1)

Era: 1940s Origin: U.S.A

A substantial run of salvaged American paratrooper pendants used by the US Army in 1943 during WWII. The enamel shades have been sensitively refurbished, retaining the slight wear and surface patina.

As featured in the Paramount TV series 'Catch-22'.

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U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Lighting design in the U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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instructions in U.S paratrooper salvaged lighting crate

Restoration

The lights were once a component part of the electrical lighting chests which were flown in and dropped to troops on the ground. The chests provided everything they needed to set up the lights in a temporary camp including lampholders, switches, fuses, lamps, tape and shades.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as Mission Impossible and hit TV series such as Warner Bros’ Pennyworth? This particular light was used in the TV series Catch-22. You can explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

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Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holder and 2mtrs of twisted black braided cable and ceiling plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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200 mm
110 mm
0.7 kg
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Green | Creme (internal)

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

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As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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