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Vintage English table lamp by Perihel

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Vintage English table lamp by Perihel

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Vintage English desk lamp by 'Perihel'. Stepped nickel plated shade and stem mounted upon a corresponding brushed and lacquered steel base complete with cast makers mark. Height adjustment, rotation and articulation at juncture between shade arm and stem.

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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Product details

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

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300 mm
500 mm
5.5 kg
600 (Max Projection) mm
n/a mm
Copper / Silver / Grey

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

Perihel

Manufacturer: Perihel

Perihel was a highly successful manufacturer of light therapy lamps for both professional and home use, manufacturing elegant light therapy lamps for the clinic and the home. We are unsure of their exact origins but from advertising literature we have in our own archive we can be sure that in the 1930s the company was based in Germany with production in Prague. Then, again based on its product pamphlets, by the 1940s and 1950s it had bases in the UK at Edge Street and Rabbit Row in London.

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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

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The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

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I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK