Salvaged ex military American runway light

portable Bartow military runway light with glass lens and steel base
Reference 09_0444

Salvaged ex military American runway light

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Salvaged ex military runway light from the USA, utilised extensively on army runways and aircraft carriers. Brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with internal makers mark and cast branding within fantastic two part Fresnel lens. 

prismatic glass lens on us military runway light
embossed glass on U.S military runway light
embossed glass on U.S military runway light
steel base on bartlow U.S. military runway light

Origin: U.S.A

Lighting design in the 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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embossed glass on U.S military runway light


This statement light is complete with original runway side diffusion element on outer glass prism. Base design allows luminaire to be rotated 360 degrees. Superb additional industrial features complete the product - a real 'one off.'

green decorative fabric braided power cable

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of olive green braided cable, new bayonet (B22) lamp holders and plug.


400 mm
660 mm
22 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Gun Metal Grey

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

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