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Soltan desk light

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

A converted heat lamp originally produced by Britsh manufacturer 'Soltan'. A large polished, nickel plated shade, with a brushed and lacquered steel stem and cast base. With full articulation, the light is perfect for task lighting on a table or a desk.

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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

At Skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

decorated braided grey cable

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 2 metres of elephant grey braided cable, new screw (E27) lamp holder, inline switch and plug.

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230 mm
500 mm
3.2 kg
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220 (base) mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

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

Soltan

Manufacturer: Soltan

As with a number of the companies that emerged to satisfy the ever expanding home medical therapy lamp market in the 1950s, the origin of Soltan is currently unclear. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the company produced numerous styles of table mounted heat lamps. Soltan Lamps all have a distinctive branded mark, for the lower priced basic models this was invariably a transfer - whereas the higher priced more exclusive lights featured an embossed plaque.

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