Vintage asymmetric factory shades by AEIEra: 1950s Origin: UK
Lovely run of asymmetrical factory lights by AEI Lamp & Lighting Co of Hereford, UK. Vitreous enamelled shade with original manufacturers label.
Lighting design in the UK 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, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.View all lights from UK
Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.
Supplied with new bronzed cord-grip bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2mtrs of traditional black braided cable and ceiling suspension plate.
IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) was established in 1928, a result of a merger between two well known rival electrical companies - Metropolitan-Vickers and British Thomson-Houston. Although they produced a selection of lights alongside other electrical devices, it wasn’t until 1956 that AEI Lamps and Lighting Co. was formed. By 1961 their lighting production had become so successful it became a company in its own right, retaining the brand name AEI until the company was taken over in 1964 to form part of British Lighting Industries.View all AEI Lights
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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint.
- Miriam | Hampshire | UK
Couldn't justify spending at the higher end of skinflint's product range as out of my budget but the quality of what I bought being around a third of the cost of their top end items is exceptional. Recommended
- Steve | London | UK
Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.
- Henrietta | Kent | UK
I love the light and Cara was fantastic with bulb advice and sending me a copy of the picture of the engine it came from. Great service thanks.
- Marcus | Letchworth | UK