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Concorde Test House lights (Type 5)

steel and prismatic glass art deco bulkhead wall light
Reference 13_1549

Concorde Test House lights (Type 5)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage British industrial prismatic bulkhead lights by 'Wardle' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. 

pair of steel and prismatic glass art deco bulkhead lights
pair of steel and prismatic glass art deco bulkhead lights
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. Many of the products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England between Bristol and Bradford. 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 elegant bulkheads have a linear prismatic glass lens located within a two part brushed and lacquered galvanised housing with cast makers mark 'Wardle Prismalux'. Can be utilised in either a horizontal or vertical orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

made by Wardle makers mark on art deco steel bulkhead

Product details

Supplied with new porcelain screw (E27) lamp holders.

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130 mm
3.2 kg
240 mm
140 mm
Silver

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

Wardle

Manufacturer: Wardle

The Wardle Engineering Company Limited was founded by Walter and Arthur Wardle during the 1890s in Manchester. The firm was sold to Chamen and Wilkinson in 1910, but the name was retained. Despite an early foothold in the market, Wardle never gained the success of the larger manufacturers, and their products were rarely installed far from their Manchester manufacturing base. Trading ceased in the 1980s. The Prismalux Art Deco glass bulkheads, originally developed by Wardle in the 1930s, remain one of our firm favourites.

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