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British Industrial lighting from Dugdills

front view 1930s british green Dugdills machinists wall light
Reference 14_1920

British Industrial lighting from Dugdills

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Early machinists work light by 'Dugdills'. Vitreous enamelled shade with linished and lacquered steel assembly. Articulation at shade and arm junctures with cast makers mark to base. 

1930s british green Dugdills machinists wall light
extended 1930s british green Dugdills machinists wall 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

This industrial wall fitting has slight characterful wear to the shade, which emphasises the age and industrial heritage of the light. Suitable for desk, wall or ceiling mounted applications. Restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story. Or we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design.

1930s british green Dugdills machinists wall light arm detail

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with black traditional braided cable and new bayonet (B22) lamp holders with integral switch.

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170 (Shade) mm
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4.1 kg
900 (Max Projection) mm
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Gun Metal Grey

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

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A quick word from our customers

1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

Excellent service

Good product listings with careful explanations. 

- Robert | Chichester | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK