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salvaged victorian asylum polished reading lights
Reference 14_1882

Asylum wall lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

English wall mounted reading lights salvaged from a Victorian lunatic asylum in the Midlands, UK. Polished aluminium shade and circular wall plate with brushed and lacquered steel arms. 

 

detail view o salvaged victorian asylum polished reading lights
salvaged victorian asylum polished reading lights
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

We've retained the original worn internal paint finish to the shade, adding character and emphasising the originality of the pieces. Rotational adjustment at juncture between shade and arm with additional 180deg rotation from wall plate. 

wall mounting for salvaged victorian asylum polished reading light

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with new bayonet (B22) chrome plated lamp holders and integral switch.

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140 (Shade) mm
300 mm
1.5 kg
730 (Wall to shade edge) mm
n/a mm
Silver

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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