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Bulkhead lights by Falks (XL)

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

A large run of British prismatic bulkhead lights by Falks. The lights have been refurbished by hand, each comprising an original prismatic glass lens and two-part polished aluminium enclosure featuring manufacturer's details emphasising the heritage of bulkheads.

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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XL Bulkhead lights by Falks on kitchen wall

Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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150 mm
2.1 kg
285 mm
150 mm
Silver

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

Falks

Manufacturer: Falks

Established in 1881, ‘Falk, Stadelmann and Co. Ltd’ of 91 Farringdon Road, London, were originally importers of, amongst other products, gas fittings and paraffin lamps. In 1962, Falk, Stadelmann and Co changed its name to Falks Ltd - but sadly after poor trading years in the late 1960s the company was taken over by Jessel Investments, who sold off all property and ceased manufacturing activities. We regularly come across lighting by Falks - their prismatic wall lights were particularly well made and remain a timeless industrial classic.

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A quick word from our customers

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

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

Chapel opaline light

Arrived next day, beautifully packaged and perfect for my own chapel renovation!

- Kate | Powys | UK

Vintage Mek Elek Wall Light

My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk. 

- Nicola | Woodford Green | UK