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Concorde Test House lights (Type 2A)

1950s polished aluminium and etched glass wall light by holophane
Reference 14_2135

Concorde Test House lights (Type 2A)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stunning British industrial light by 'Holophane' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Polished aluminium body featuring a cast makers marks to the front bezel with new etched glass screen.

 

1950s polished aluminium and etched glass wall light by holophane
detail of holophane makers mark
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

These lights can be used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

scale drawing of wall lighting by holophane

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

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230 (Glass) mm
160 mm
4.5 kg
355 mm
300 mm
Silver

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

Holophane

Manufacturer: Holophane

Holophane was founded in London in 1896. The name is derived from the Greek ‘Holos’ meaning whole and ‘phanos’ meaning light. The hallmark of all Holophane lights are their borosilicate pressed glass refractors - these are prisms built into the glass giving it a ribbed appearance that produces a combination of uplight and downlight. It's this spreading or refracting of light, illuminating spaces evenly, that accounts for their popularity. The Holophane ribbed glass refractor is a true vintage icon, and as Holophane is still in existence, continues to be used by the lighting industry today.

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