original vintage British searchlight on woodern tripod
Reference 14_1987

Fire engine search light

Origin: UK

Stunning British searchlight salvaged from a decommissioned fire engine by 'Francis' complete with adjustable wooden tripod. 

polished aluminium vintage British searchlight with tripod bracket
searchlight tripod detail with aluminium and brass details
rear view of vintage british searchlights
original manufactures plaque on british vintage searchlight

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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Polished aluminium optic with original manufactures plaque, glass screen and internal reflector, mounted upon waxed oak tripod with aluminium, brass and steel detailing. Articulation through integral bracket with rotational adjustment at stand junction. Francis Searchlights Limited have designed and manufactured innovative, high quality and competitive lighting products from their factories in Bolton, UK since 1901.

grey decorative fabric braided power cable

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with new screw (E27) lamp holders and 4mtrs of elephant grey braided cable.


280 (Optic) mm
1300 - 1600 mm
10 kg
n/a mm
380 (Bracket) mm
Silver | Wood

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

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