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Vintage floodlights by G.E.C.

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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

The restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months and we not only patiently restore each light and its components by hand, but we also take the time to investigate its history. This catalogue extract is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and is the original 1940s G.E.C specification details for the light.

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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