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Reference 17_2914

1950s industrial desk light

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A timeless 1950s industrial machinist lamp, now converted to a table light with a new steel base. Classic in design and style, the light is suitable for a range of interiors in need of task lighting. Comprising a green vitreous enamelled shade and steel arms with a worn paint finish, the light can be rotated at the base and the shade, while the arms articulate at all junctures.

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

Before a light can be restored, any damaged outdated components are repaired or replaced. As part of this work we swap original imperial screws for their modern-day metric counterparts and rework their screw ports to fit them. Original electrics are also replaced with brand new, fully certified EN60598 components, giving you peace of mind that your vintage light is as safe to use as any modern light.

Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional black braided cable, a new switched bayonet (B22) lamp holder and a plug.

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140 (shade) mm
840 mm
9.3 kg
740 (projection) mm
200 (base) mm
Green | Black

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

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As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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A quick word from our customers

Excellent service

Excellent service in all respects.

- David | Preston | UK

Victorian light

I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK

Everyone adores our lights

We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

- Jill & Tony | Cheshire | UK