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XL British enamelled shades

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XL British enamelled shade
Reference 21_3557

XL British enamelled shades

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A large run of striking 1950s industrial shades, salvaged from factories across the UK. Originally manufactured for illuminating large industrial warehouses, these sizeable two-part vitreous enamelled shades feature a polished aluminium upper gallery. Perfect for downlighting over kitchen islands, bars, restaurants and shops.

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A trio of XL British enamelled shades
Detail shot of a gallery on a XL British enamelled shade
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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

Each and every light that we find goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for modern-day use. The first and most crucial stage is fully dismantling each piece - we do this even if we have many of the same identical lights - allowing us to undertake an in-depth review of its construction, state of repair, and map its journey through to restoration.

Galvanised chain and ceiling plate with elephant grey cable

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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465 mm
580 mm
4.33 kg
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Green | Silver

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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