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XL Munitions factory pendants by Victor

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XL Munitions factory pendants by Victor

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Historical timepieces salvaged from a WWII M.O.D munitions factory in Worcestershire, UK. These imposing 1940s explosion proof pendant lights by British manufacturer Victor retain the original manufacturer's worn blue paint finish, making each one unique with a different surface patina.

 

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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 light comprises a substantial two-part aluminium enclosure featuring cast manufacturer’s detailing, the original product plaque, along with the original explosion proof clear glass well. Victor manufactured lighting for use in hazardous areas, including factory floors and the mining industry.

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 or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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280 (glass) mm
560 mm
14.7 kg
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360 mm
Blue | Clear

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

Victor

Manufacturer: Victor

Victor Products Ltd were founded during 1929 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The company was established to specialise in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof light fittings, intended for use by the mining industry and in extreme locations such as oil refineries. Over 75 years later the company are still operating from their location in the northeast of England.

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