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Airfield taxiway lights (V6)

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1960s airfield taxiway light
Reference 19_3172

Airfield taxiway lights (V6)

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

Taxiway lights salvaged from the runway of an R.A.F. base in Northwest Wales. A feat of aviation engineering by British manufacturer GEC they comprise a steel casing with the original painted finish, cast branding marks, and an authentic worn patina. The lights have a yellow-tinted glass producing a coloured downward light.

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A trio of 1960s airfield taxiway lights
Detail shot of a 1960s airfield taxiway light
A pair of 1960s airfield taxiway light
Detail shot of a 1960s airfield taxiway light
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

At skinflint, the work we do is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each light that we salvage. Each light has been meticulously restored by our experts to retain their authentic features, including the preservation and sealing of the original yellow painted surface that once illuminated the airfield runway. Brought back to life, they are now ready for modern-day use in a range of interiors and are suitable for use on the ceiling, wall or floor as a feature piece.

The back of a 1960s airfield taxiway light

Product details

Supplied with a new ceramic (G9) lamp holder. A recess of 110 x 75 x 40mm deep is required for installation.

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200 mm
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5.9 kg
42 (projection) mm
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Yellow | Gun metal grey

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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