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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. 

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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

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

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