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Salvaged Royal Navy convoy searchlights

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Salvaged Royal Navy convoy searchlights

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

A pair of unique 1940s floor lights, featuring a Royal Navy convoy searchlight by Maxlume mounted to a machine-gunner's stand. Meticulously refurbished by our team, these are real one-off pieces with original features and detailing. Comprising a substantial polished aluminium enclosure and brass stand with height adjustment, the light can also be angled on the bracket for focused illumination.

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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 light has been disassembled and every component examined, carefully restored and re-assembled by hand. The aluminium has been soda-blasted, removing the corroded surface, before being polished by hand. All the original features have been retained including the glass screen and reflectors. A new bracket allows the fitting to be angled while the adjustable stand allows the light to be raised and lowered with a brass locking cog.

Product details

Supplied rewired and tested with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 4 metres of elephant grey braided cable, foot switch and a plug.

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495 (enclosure mm
2100 (max) mm
49.5 kg
390 (enclosure) mm
470 (base) mm
Silver | Brass

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

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Manufacturer: Maxlume

Maxlume were established during the early 1920s in Birmingham and manufactured a substantial range of fixtures of both an industrial and decorative style. The earliest catalogue we hold within our own internal manufacturer's archive is the 11th edition which is dated 1929 - during that year the company had actually doubled its manufacturing space and storage accommodation to cope with an ever increasing demand for its products. By the mid 1950s the company had been taken over by Verity’s, although the lights were still manufactured under the registered Maxlume mark.

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