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1950s Vintage Floor Light by Hanovia

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1950s Vintage Floor Light by Hanovia

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A vintage converted medical floor light by English manufacturer 'Hanovia' originally used in the 1950s for UV light therapy. Lamps like this would have once been used to treat a large number of ailments in hospitals and in the home.

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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Restoration

An elegant polished spun aluminium shade features the original manufacturer's plaque, and is mounted to a chrome plated telescopic (height adjustable) stem. The brushed and lacquered steel base is complete with the original polished aluminium legs and castors while also featuring the original switches. The shade can be angled laterally to adjust the direction of light.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with four metres of elephant grey braided cable and a new screw (E27) lamp holder, new inline foot switch and a plug.

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290 (Shade) mm
1200 - 1900 mm
10 kg
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470 (base) mm
Silver | Gun Metal Grey

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

Hanovia

Manufacturer: Hanovia

Established in 1924 and based on Bath Road, Slough, Buckinghamshire, Hanovia were industry experts in developing UV and heat lamp technology. Many floor and table-mounted versions were developed over a 50 year period for home and professional use. The success of the designs is clear - similar models remained in production for many years with only very small adjustments to tweak the design efficiency of the lights. Although the business activities have diversified, the company still specialises in UV technology over 90 years later, from the same west London site.

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