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1920s antique GECoRAY wall light

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

A very early, silver backed glass light by British manufacturer GEC entitled the GECoRay. The GECoRay System was specifically designed for use in high-end retail shop window displays to direct light with the utmost efficiency precisely where it was needed.

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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

The glass shade is double plated with pure silver on the polished glass surface internally, then copper plated and finished with a satin silver outer surface. Sensitively restored by hand in the skinflint workshops, the patina on the surface has been retained creating a lovely character to the light. With a new brass plated swan neck bracket and the original polished brass gallery.

Product details

The light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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240 mm
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240 (projection) mm
145 mm
Silver | Brass

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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