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1950s asymmetric industrial vintage factory pendant lights by Benjamin
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XL asymmetric pendants by Benjamin

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A pair of reclaimed industrial British enamelled pendants salvaged from a 1920s foundry in Stoke on Trent, UK. Extra large two-part asymmetric shades manufactured by 'Benjamin', their sheer size gives an imposing, industrial look that matches their origin. 

 

two 1950s asymmetric industrial vintage factory pendant lights by Benjamin
1950s asymmetric industrial vintage lights by Benjamin polished aluminium gallery
1950s asymmetric industrial vintage factory pendant lights by Benjamin
1950s asymmetric industrial vintage factory pendant lights by Benjamin copper baffle
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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original lighting catalogue product information by Benjamin

Restoration

A nice detail to these lights is the internal polished copper bezel and the original polished aluminium galleries that feature cast makers marks. Slight wear to the enamel emphasises the age and heritage of the lights. The catalogue extracts shown are taken from our own internal original manufacturers archive. Circa 1950.

grey braided cable and industrial 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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480 mm
670 mm
5 kg
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Grey | White (internal)

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Benjamin Electric

Manufacturer: Benjamin Electric

The Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. With the popularity of its lighting, the company expanded rapidly throughout the USA and Canada and then finally abroad, to England - more specifically London - which is where our shades were manufactured. Benjamin was a prolific inventor, mostly in the field of electric lighting. One of his most influential designs was the R.L.M. enamel shade - an influence so profound that this design is what we now recognise as the classic industrial enamel.

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