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1950s British wall light by R.E.A.L

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Reference 21_3489

1950s British wall light by R.E.A.L

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Unusual 1950s porcelain lights, manufactured by R.E.A.L in Birmingham. Now converted for use as wall lights, they were originally designed to be watertight and non-corrodible, made to withstand extreme factory environments. A striking glass well and porcelain gallery contrast against a steel swan neck wall bracket. Expect bright illumination, great for hallways and bathrooms.

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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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Supplied with a B22 lampholder.

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115 (glass) mm
345 mm
1.76 kg
450 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Cream | Silver

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

R.E.A.L

Manufacturer: R.E.A.L

R.E.A.L. (Rowlands Electrical Accessories Ltd) were founded in 1926 and based in Birmingham. They manufactured a wide range of lighting fixtures for industrial use with the products’ glass enclosures or enamel shades always being embossed with the distinctive R.E.A.L. mark. It is not known what became of the company but it is assumed they were swallowed during the mass mergers of the 1960s. The last catalogue we have in our archive is dated 1953.

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A quick word from our customers

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | UK

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The light works well because the industrial style and it complements the exposed brick walls and stone worktops in the kitchen.

- Charles | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK