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Vintage English factory lights with convex glass screens

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Vintage English factory lights with convex glass screens

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stunning run of enamelled factory lights with removable convex glass screens, salvaged from a long established engineering facility in Halifax, England, UK. Vitreous enamelled shade with original polished aluminium galleries. 

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

These lights have slight localised wear to the surface of the enamle which adds character and emphasises the industrial heritage of the products. Restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story. Or we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design.

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E27) or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required. Please state at point of order.

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360 mm
300 mm
3 kg
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Green (White Internal)

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

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