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converted traffic light suspended pedant polished aluminium
Reference 16_2622

US Traffic Lights (Type 7)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Three salvaged American traffic lights by 'Midwest Signal Inc.'
Converted into a suspended pendant with a polished aluminium enclosure that features the cast manufacturers branding. It is fitted with new etched glass screens which diffuse light nicely when illuminated.

 

etched glass screen in converted traffic light pendants
makers casting on traffic light Midwest Signal Inc
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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traffic light pendant suspended above desk

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. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as copper, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this with a technique known as ‘aqua blasting’. Water is mixed with glass particles and applied under high pressure to the surface to ‘blast’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

grey braided cable for vintage lights

Product details

Supplied with 3no. bayonet (B22) lamp holders and 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable and ceiling mounting system. (This comprises two minimal stainless steel suspension wires and ceiling mounts that allow millimetric adjustment.)  (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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170 mm
9.4 kg
760 mm
260 mm
Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

Excellent service

Excellent service in all respects.

- David | Preston | UK

Light fantastic

Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- 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. 

- Estelle | London | UK