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Reference 17_2967

US traffic lights (Type 16)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

A stunning feature pendant, comprising of a set of three salvaged American traffic lights by 'Eagle Star'. Converted into a suspended pendant perfect for over a table or kitchen counter, the polished aluminium body has a sleek profile and new etched glass has been fitted to provide a diffused light.

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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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. 

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with 3no. bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable, and ceiling mounting system.

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290 (glass) mm
160 mm
14.5 kg
1030 mm
370 mm
Silver

Non-standard delivery (POA). All dimensions and weights are approximate. IP20 for internal use only.

Eagle

Manufacturer: Eagle

The Eagle Signal and Sign Company is one of the oldest traffic light manufacturers in the U.S., founded in 1931 in Moline, Illinois. Eagle became one of the market leaders of traffic signal lights, competing with other brands such as Crouse-Hinds and Marbelite, for control of the midwest American market. During the 1930s and 1940s Eagle manufactured a limited range of lights but often upgraded their designs with minor changes. In the 1950s and 1960s they went on to produce flat-back models and larger 12 inch designs.

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- David | Preston | UK

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

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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

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

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