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1960s British table light by Pifco
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British table light by Pifco

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

An original heat lamp by English manufacturer Pifco, now converted into a simple desk light. These style of lamps were once used for their healing and health giving properties to treat a number of conditions through the use of ultra-violet or infra-red light.

1960s British table light by Pifco rear view
1960s British table light by Pifco view of base
1960s British table light by Pifco side view
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

We have been lucky to salvage and restore many interesting examples of original heat lamps. We always investigate their history and study old catalogues in our internal archive for them. This extract is from a Pifco Infra-Red heat lamp instruction manual, dated 1950.

black decorative twisted fabric braided power cable

Product details

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

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245 mm
380 mm
2 kg
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Silver | Gun metal grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

Pifco

Manufacturer: Pifco

Pifco (Provincial Incandescent Fittings Co. Ltd) of Failsworth, Manchester were established in 1900 as manufacturers of lighting appliances and accessories. The company went on to purchase many smaller companies, and manufactured a wide range of electrical items including cookers, heaters and cycle lamps. Pifco is most remembered for its distinctive range of heat therapy lamps, predominantly for use within the home - heat therapy was a popular treatment for many ailments in the early to mid 20th century and, when converted, the beautifully designed lamps make wonderful modern desk lights.

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