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Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V1)

1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in black
Reference 14_2014

Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V1)

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

'The Horstmann Pluslite' a vintage English desk lamp originally designed for map reading. Steel and aluminium construction with substantial counterweight and cast makers logo to stem. Characterful and pleasing articulation at shade, base and arm.

 

1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in black
rtop view of shade on 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light
detail view of 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in black
rear view of 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in black
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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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with bronze bayonet (B22) lamp holder with integral switch, 2mtrs of traditional black braided cable and plug.

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480 mm
4.3 kg
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140 x 140 (Base) mm
Black

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

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