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vintage american table light manufactured in chicago
Reference 14_2055

Vintage American table light (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Salvaged machinist light, by 'Arts Speciality Co.' manufactured in Chicago. Brushed and lacquered steel shade and arms, polished aluminium junctures and decorative base with manufacturers detailing. Lateral rotation at all junctures with full rotation at the base. 

detail of table light arms with brushed steel
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rear view of decorative polished art deco table clamp
adjustable vintage american table light manufactured in chicago with brushed steel shade
U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Lighting design in the U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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Restoration

The final step of the restoration process of each light is reassembly. All of the components, both new and refurbished, are meticulously pieced together in our workshops. Each light is then photographed and added to our collection alongside information about its origins and history we’ve discovered through our research. What happens next is up to you.

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Product details

Supplied tested, rewired and fitted with new linear T5 8W energy saving fluorescent and 2 meters of elephant grey braided cable, shade mounted period toggle switch and plug. Maximum clamping depth: 33mm

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970 (max) mm
3.2 kg
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490 (shade) mm
Gun metal grey | Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

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Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

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We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

- Jill & Tony | Cheshire | UK