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original vintage counterbalance desk lamp
Reference 08_0165

Desk lamp by Hadrill & Horstman

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Original English counterbalance desk lamp by Hadrill & Horstman. Circa 1960. Full rotation at shade and base with additional articulation at arm juncture. There is a small amount of wear to the original factory finish which adds character to the product.

 

close up of shade on original counterbalance desk lamp
original vintage counterbalance desk 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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In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

base detail of hadrill and horseman desk lamp

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of cable, new nickel plated switched lamp holder and plug.

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130 (shade) mm
850 (Max) mm
3 kg
850 (Max) mm
160 (Base) mm
Grey

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

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