1920s GECoRAY wall lights by G.E.C

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1920s GECoRAY wall lights by G.E.C

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

Early 1920s silver and copper-plated glass wall lights by British brand G.E.C., with beautifully aged foxed detailing to the internal shade. Originally installed as early shop window lighting and salvaged from a gentleman’s outfitters in the Northwest of England. Fitted with a new handmade angled swan wall bracket, perfect for focusing light on a wall or signage.


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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Renowned at the time for its scientifically designed and superior quality reflectors, the General Electric Company (G.E.C.) produced a number of highly functional and aesthetic designs under the GECoRAY sub-brand, often used for shop window displays. Sensitively hand-restored by our lighting experts, the lights are complete with the original embossed manufacturer’s gallery and label reading 'GECoRAY: Made in England'. The shades are double plated with pure silver on the polished glass surface internally, and copper plated and finished with a satin silver outer surface. The extract featured is taken from our own internal archive material, showing the original manufacturer's catalogue by 'GEC' dated 1926.

Product details

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


230 (shade) mm
440 mm
1.5 kg
465 (projection) mm
230 mm

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


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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