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British table lamp 'The Victor'

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A vintage 1950s British table lamp made by H & W Victor Ltd, London. 'The Victor' was 'The world's most adjustable lamp'. An aluminium base and shade with its original cream factory finish shows slight wear but adds an interesting character to the lamp. 

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

The large ball and socket joint on the base of the lamp allows a full range of movement, while the shade can then be angled making it ideal as a task light for a study or office. The original manufacturer's label on the base emphasises the heritage of the light.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 2mtrs of old gold twisted cable and a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder with integral switch and a plug.

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145 (shade) mm
450 (max) mm
2.5 kg
490 ( max) mm
185 (base) mm
Cream

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

Victor

Manufacturer: Victor

Victor Products Ltd were founded during 1929 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The company was established to specialise in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof light fittings, intended for use by the mining industry and in extreme locations such as oil refineries. Over 75 years later the company are still operating from their location in the northeast of England.

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