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Vintage table light by Perihel

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Vintage table light by Perihel

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

A converted original 1940s medical therapy lamp by British manufacturer Perihel. Perfect for task lighting on a table or a desk, it features a lovely large polished aluminium shade with a chrome plated arm and stem mounted to a lacquered steel stepped base.

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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, we then begin the journey 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 linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with two metres of traditional black braided cable, a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, toggle switch and a plug.

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300 (shade) mm
750 (max) mm
5 kg
560 (Max Projection) mm
275 (base) mm
Copper / Silver / Grey

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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