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opaline glass ceiling and wall lights by GEC
Reference 15_2440

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. 

pair of simple opaline glass wall light by GEC
detail og opaline glass ceiling and wall lights by GEC
manufacturers mark by GEC on opaline glass wall light
UK

Origin: UK

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.

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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.

simple opaline glass ceiling light by GEC

Product details

Supplied with 2no new screw (E27) lamp holders.

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350 mm
150 mm
1.8 kg
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White

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

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.

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A quick word from our customers

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

Chapel opaline light

Arrived next day, beautifully packaged and perfect for my own chapel renovation!

- Kate | Powys | UK

Excellent service

Good product listing with careful explanations. 

- Robert | Chichester | UK

R.A.F hanger light

What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks

- Neil | Cumbria | UK