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1940s G.E.C Floor Light

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1940s G.E.C Floor Light

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

This imposing floor light by G.E.C started its journey in Britain in the 1940s. Converted from its original use as a floodlight, now sensitively restored and mounted to a WWII telescope stand. A two-part polished aluminium enclosure features an original flameproof glass lens and manufacturer’s markings, whilst a wooden stand enables adjustable height with an easily positionable shade. Great for lounges, lobbies, bedrooms and studies.

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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 careful restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. Not only do we patiently restore each light and its components by hand, but we also take the time to investigate its history. This catalogue extract is from our own internal manufacturer's archive and is the original 1940s G.E.C specification details for the light.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 5 meters elephant grey braided cable, inline switch and a plug. Maximum height: 2800mm | Minimum height: 2210mm

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440 (light) mm
2210 mm
37 kg
610 (light) mm
1000 (base) mm
Silver | Brown

Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

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- Estelle | London | UK

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Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

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