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front view of optometrists eye chart light box
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Vintage optometrists box

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Reclaimed optometrists illuminated eye chart. Salvaged from an eye hospital in the South of England, UK. Aluminium enclosure with original worn painted finish, original perspex eye chart, and new integral period toggle switch at base of unit. 

detail of optometrists eye chart light box
optometrists eye chart light box with switch at base
optometrists eye chart light box
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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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At Skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

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Product details

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

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570 mm
4.5 kg
130 mm
220 mm
Light grey

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

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