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Vintage enamel pendants by Ediswan

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A classic British factory grey enamel made by British manufacturer Ediswan, salvaged from an electrical substation in the North of England. The vitreous enamelled shade features the original manufacturer's label and small amounts of wear testament to the heritage of the lights.

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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Restoration

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.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of elephant gey braided cable and a ceiling suspension plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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305 mm
195 mm
0.9 kg
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Grey | White (internal)

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Ediswan

Manufacturer: Ediswan

American Thomas Edison was not the first to patent the modern design of the light bulb - in the UK, Joseph Swan's patent predated it. Edison lost in the British courts for infringement of Swan's patent and as part of the settlement, Edison was forced to take Swan in as a partner in his British electric works. The company was registered in 1883 as the ‘Edison and Swan United Electric Light Co.’ In 1916, the company rebranded as Ediswan. In the 1920s it first became part of BTH, then subsequently part of AEI, although production continued under the Ediswan brand into the 1950s.

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Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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I am so delighted to have found this website - beautiful original lights that are reasonably priced! I was not disappointed when my two pendants arrived. The service was quick and efficient. The lights are amazing. I can't wait to get them up in our new kitchen over the island.

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