Vintage pendant lightsEra: 1950s Origin: UK
Salvaged industrial pendant lights by "Coughtrie of Glasgow." Clear glass domes with polished two part aluminium enclosure complete with cast makers mark.
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.View all lights from UK
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. The labels shown are from our own internal manufacturers archive and were taken from the original packaging for these particular products.
Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.
Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.
Established in 1941 on Montrose Avenue, Hillington Estate, Glasgow, Scotland, Coughtrie is one of the few companies from this period still in operation. Their name continues to be associated with reliable industrial wall or ceiling mounted bulkhead fittings. Over the years we have salvaged many beautiful lights made by Coughtrie, with their classic castings; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.View all Coughtrie Lights
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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.Trade in, get credit
Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.
Our UK and international shipping and our no quibble return options explained.
Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.
All you need to know about our no quibble returns policy.
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- Robert | Chichester | UK
The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.
- Charles | London | UK
My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk.
- Nicola | Woodford Green | UK
Just sharing a couple of images of our beautiful skinflint lights in our new renovation. We are SO happy with them and we get compliments on them from everyone who visits.
- Anna | NSW | Australia