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Asylum wall lights (V2)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Salvaged from a Victorian lunatic asylum in the Midlands, UK, these 1950s wall-mounted reading lights have been sensitively refurbished by hand to retain their original character. Featuring a polished aluminium shade / wall plate, and an adjustable lacquered steel arm.

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

Our restoration team has retained the original grey paint finish to the inside of the shade in testament to the heritage of the light. The shade can be rotated 360-degrees at the knuckle joint and rotated 180-degrees at the wall plate, making them ideal as task lights.

Product details

The lights are supplied rewired and tested with new bayonet (B22) lamp holder with an integral switch.

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140 (shade) mm
340 mm
1 kg
570 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Silver

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

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