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1950s converted polished aluminium traffic light suspended pedant light
Reference 16_2624

US Traffic lights by Marbelite (Type 9)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

A set of three salvaged American traffic lights by 'Marbelite'. The light has been converted into a stunning suspended pendant perfect for over a table or kitchen counter.

1950s converted polished aluminium traffic light suspended pedant light etched glass screens
polished aluminium 1950s vintage traffic light pendant
cast makers mark on aluminium traffic light feature pendant
U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Unlike the communist Eastern Bloc countries, lighting design in mid-century 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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Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. The aluminium enclosure has been refurbished by hand and polished on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlighting the casting details. Bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina. Fitted with three new etched glass screens, the pendant provides a nice diffusion of light when illuminated. 

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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 3no. bayonet (B22) lamp holders and 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable, and ceiling mounting system. This is two minimal stainless steel suspension wires with ceiling mounts that allow millimetric adjustment.

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200 (glass) mm
165 mm
7 kg
760 mm
280 mm
Silver

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

Marbalite

Manufacturer: Marbalite

Marbalite of New York were founded in 1923. By the 1950s they had grown into one of the foremost traffic light manufacturers in the country, competing with other leading brands such as Eagle and Crouse Hinds. Marbalite provided most of the traffic lights for New York City from the 1950s through to the 1970s. They are still fairly common in the metropolitan area of NYC although their numbers are steadily dwindling as newer models replace them.

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Lights for life

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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