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Vintage British machinists lights

Origin: UK

Superb early British machinists work lights. Brushed steel arms with vitreous enamelled shade and integral mounting plate. Articulation at shade and arm joints with additional rotation from base plate. Suitable for desk or wall mounted applications. 

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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional black braided cable, new bronzed bayonet (B22) lamp holders with integral switch and plug.

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75 (Shade) mm
550 (Max) mm
3 kg
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Black / Grey

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

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