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converted us traffic light pendant
Reference 13_1586_P

US traffic lights (Type 2)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Salvaged American traffic lights by Crouse Hinds converted into suspended fittings. A two-part aluminium enclosure featuring cast makers mark and logo, original internal reflector and new etched diffusion glass.

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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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Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2 metres of elephant grey braided power cable and a 2 metre minimal twin stainless steel suspension system with nickel plated ceiling mounting kit. (If you would prefer another colour cable, please just ask).

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160 mm
4.8 kg
350 mm
350 mm
Grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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