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Antique GECoRAY wall light by GEC

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Antique GECoRAY wall light by GEC

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

An original copper GECoRAY wall light - a very early 20th-century glass reflector by British manufacturer GEC. The lights were salvaged from a 15th century church on the North coast of Cornwall, UK, and recently removed during a period of renovation and refurbishment.

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Antique GECoRAY wall lights above kitchen
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

These lights manufactured by the renowned General Electric Company (GEC) have been sensitively restored to retain their original features including the manufacturer's label, polished copper gallery, as well as the precise adjustment and focus of beam via the thumb screw and gear mechanism to the rear of the light. The silver-backed shade has a rich surface patina on both internal and external sides in testament to its age. The extract shown is from the original manufacturer's catalogue by GEC dated 1926 found in our archive.

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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255 mm
280 mm
1.3 kg
300 (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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A quick word from our customers

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I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | UK

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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK