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art deco brass wall light
Reference 14_1890

British search light

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

One off wall mounted British brass search light with original convex glass lens.  Lockable lateral adjustment at optic with 180 degree rotation from stem. The interesting and varied surface patina add individual character and emphasis the age of product.

 

detail view of art deco brass wall light
salvaged search light converted to art deco brass 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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angled art deco brass wall light

Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

angled brass art deco all light from 1930

Product details

Supplied with new small bayonet (B15) lamp holders.

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170 mm
170 mm
1.8 kg
380 (Projection) mm
240 mm
Gold

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

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