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Reference 18_2997

Vintage floodlights by G.E.C.

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Stunning 1940s ceiling mounted lights by G.E.C. salvaged from a decommissioned industrial site in Derby. Comprising a three-part polished aluminium enclosure featuring cast manufacturer's detailing, original flameproof glass lens, and the brass locking nut.

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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, preferring the individual weathered look integral to each light’s story. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details,bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lampholder. The mounting plate can be removed and the lights supplied as hanging pendants.

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460 mm
690 mm
23.5 kg
n/a mm
260 (plate) mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

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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