Vintage ceiling light by 'GEC'Era: 1950s Origin: UK
A salvaged surface mounted light manufactured in England by 'GEC'. The opaline glass shade is fitted to a hidden aluminium hinged mounting bracket which features original maker's marks.
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
Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.
Supplied with 2no new screw (E27) lamp holders.
IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.View all G.E.C Lights
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I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly.
- David | East Sussex | UK
- Martin | London | UK
I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased.
- Eleanor | Worcester | 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