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Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V3)

1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in grey
Reference 14_2016

Map reading light 'The Horstmann Pluslite' (V3)

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. 

 

side view of 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in grey
base detail of 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in grey
rear view of 1940s vintage Horstmann map reading desk light in grey
map reading light by horstmann shade and lens detail
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

This statement table light has an interesting surface patina to the original worn finish, which has been waxed and sealed through our unique preservation technique. It also features the original magnifying lensĀ and a pleasing articulation at shade, base and arm.

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Product details

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

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

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

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