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1930s Zonalite table light by Walligraph

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1930s Zonalite table light by Walligraph

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

An original Zonalite by British manufacturer Walligraph. Sensitively restored, it retains all of its original elements - including striking embossed markings on the main arm - in testament to its heritage. Mounted to a table, the light can be fully rotated at the base and articulated at all of its joints. A real one-off piece with timeless style.

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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

At skinflint, all of the original electrical elements of the lights we restore are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

Product details

The light is supplied rewired and tested with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder and traditional twisted black braided cable.

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170 (shade) mm
760 mm
1.8 kg
74 (max projection) mm
85 (base) mm
Black | White (internal)

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

Walligraph

Manufacturer: Walligraph

From the 1930s Walligraph produced some of the finest examples of early industrial lighting in Britain, comparable, yet widely overlooked in relation to the designs emanating from the Bauhaus during the same period. The company were known for their innovative scissor wall lights entitled the ‘Radialite’ the mechanism allowing people to use the light at their desk then fold it away when they had finished. Along with the wall lights the company also produced the elegant ‘Localite’ desk lights. As the 1930s printed marketing literature proclaimed 'Save your site with Localite.'

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