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Superb medical lamp by Hanovia

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

An imposing 1950s medical lamp by 'Hanovia' salvaged from a Victorian hospital in South London. The light comprises a large polished aluminium reflector with an accompanying bracket and an engraved makers plaque. 

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

There is full rotation and lockable adjustment at the shade with an ingeniously hidden counterweight detail to allow the shade to be raised and lowered on the stem. The light has been refurbished by hand with a soda blasted and lacquered steel stem, mounted to polished three leg aluminium base, complete with it's original castors.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with three metres of elephant grey braided cable, a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, inline switch, and plug.

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390 (reflector) mm
2000 mm
20 kg
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800 (Base diameter) mm
Silver / Gun metal grey

Non standard delivery (POA). 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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