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vintage green enamel pedant shade salvaged U.S. paratropper lights
Reference 16_2649

US paratrooper pendants (V2)

Era: 1940s Origin: U.S.A

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

salvaged U.S. paratropper lights green and creme enamel pedant shades
worn green enamel vintage conical pendant lights
worn green enamel vintage conical pendant lights
U.S. paratropper crate with lighting kit shades and bulbs
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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U.S. paratropper crate with lighting kit and shades

Restoration

These 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.

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Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder and 2mtrs of twisted old gold braided cable and ceiling plate. (If you would prefer a different colour cable just let us know.)

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200 mm
90 mm
0.2 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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