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Vintage G.E.C table lamp

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Converted heat lamp by British manufacturing company 'G.E.C', salvaged from a post office, circa 1950.  Aluminum shade and lamp protection guard complete with manufactures mark and plaque.

 

 
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

The original worn factory finish to the aluminium and steel construction provides an interesting surface patina. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with two metres of twisted black braided cable and new screw (E27) lamp holder, inline switch and plug.

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280 mm
360 mm
2.1 kg
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140 (base) mm
Black

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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