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1920s Antique GECoRAY wall lights

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 1920s Antique GECoRAY wall light
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1920s Antique GECoRAY wall lights

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

A pair of original antique copper GECoRAY wall lights. Very early 20th-century glass reflectors by British manufacturer GEC, these antique pieces were salvaged from a 15th-century church on the North coast of Cornwall, United Kingdom during a recent period of renovation.

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A pair of 1920s Antique GECoRAY wall lights
1920s Antique GECoRAY wall light bracket
 1920s Antique GECoRAY wall light glass reflector shade
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

Wherever possible we retain the original finish of a light in respect to its authentic history and heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as copper, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this with a technique known as ‘aqua blasting’. Water is mixed with glass particles and applied under high pressure to the surface to ‘blast’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

Manufacturer's catalogue

This image of our 1920s antique GECoRAy wall light is taken from the 'G.E.C catalogue of electrical installation material' (September 1935), an original manufacturer's catalogue from our archive. 

 1920s Antique GECoRAY wall light

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. (If you would prefer an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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205 mm
210 mm
0.82 kg
230 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Silver | Copper

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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