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Prometheus floor light

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Prometheus floor light
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Prometheus floor light

Era: 1910s Origin: U.S.A

An extremely rare one-off floor light originally manufactured by Prometheus Electric Corporation in 1910 in the U.S, New York. Once used as a medical lamp to perform infrared heat treatment, now sensitively restored for use as a floor light. Featuring all original components including a polished aluminium shade, chrome plated arm and a stand featuring an original paint finish. Considered a true collector's piece with a fascinating history and a story to tell.

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Prometheus floor light shade
Prometheus floor light shade
Manufacturer's markings on a Prometheus floor light shade
U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Unlike the communist Eastern Bloc countries, lighting design in mid-century U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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Restoration

skinflint is a proud member of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and Europe’s only vintage lighting supplier to hold this accreditation. This means we are independently audited, approved and verified at every stage to ensure that all of our lights are expertly restored to modern standards, using brand new EN60598-certified components for faultless functionality. So while our lights are unique pieces of history, you can rest assured that their wiring and components are anything but.

Lamps like these were used by medical professionals to heal injuries and illnesses through infrared heat rays. The effect mimicked the sensation of the warmth of the sun on the skin, treating sore joints, and even conditions like arthritis.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, black PVC cable, inline switch and a plug. Max Height 1880mm | Min Height 1120mm

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320 (shade) mm
1880 mm
6.35 kg
650 (projection) mm
330 (base) mm
Silver | Black

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

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Manufacturer: Prometheus Electric Corporation

Prometheus Electric Corporation was founded in 1904, spearheaded by President David T Davis in New York. Specialising in the manufacture of household electrics, the team focused their efforts on stoves and irons, as well as innovative technologies for medical lights used in infrared therapy. Ceasing production by 1920, Prometheus pieces are now considered collectible items.

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A quick word from our customers

A real gem!

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

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

Czech industrial pendants

The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.

- Charles | London | UK

1950s Eastern Bloc machinists lights

These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK