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vintage 1960s industrial green enamel pendant light by AEI
Reference 16_2588

Vintage parabolic factory shades by AEI

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

British factory shades by 'AEI' which were originally designed to illuminate signs, shop windows and industrial workspaces. Two-part large enamelled asymmetrical shades with original manufacturers label and a polished aluminium gallery.

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two hanging vintage 1960s industrial green enamel pendant light by AEI
embossed logo on green enamel industrial pendant light by AEI
vintage 1960s industrial green enamel and worktop counter
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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1960s original AEI lighting catalogue product information

Restoration

When we restore each light be hand, we respect and preserve the heritage of each piece wherever possible. Time is taken to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story. The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturers archive from an original 1960s catalogue, A.E.I Lamp and Lighting Co.

grey braided cable for lighting and suspension chain

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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460 mm
630 mm
3.1 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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Manufacturer: AEI

Associated Electrical Industries (AEI) was established in 1928, a result of a merger between two well known rival electrical companies - Metropolitan-Vickers and British Thomson-Houston. Although they produced a selection of lights alongside other electrical devices, it wasn’t until 1956 that AEI Lamps and Lighting Co. was formed. By 1961 their lighting production had become so successful it became a company in its own right, retaining the brand name AEI until the company was taken over in 1964 to form part of British Lighting Industries.

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A quick word from our customers

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

Stunning French factory lights

Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

- Henrietta | Kent | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client