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1960s vintage table light by pifco
Reference 14_2013

Retro table light. Circa 1960

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Vintage English heat lamp by 'Pifco Infradette' converted to a desk reading light. Polished aluminium shade, chrome plated stem and lacquered cast steel base. 

detail view of table light shade by pifco
detail view of table light shade by pifco
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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1960s vintage polished table light by pifco

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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional burgundy braided cable, new bayonet (B22) switched lamp holders and plug.

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130 mm
450 mm
1.1 kg
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Silver

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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