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GECoRAY glass reflectors. Circa 1920

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GECoRAY glass reflectors. Circa 1920

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

Very early silver backed glass reflectors by British manufacturer 'GEC' entitled the 'GECoRAY'. Originally part of a range of superior quality reflectors that were scientifically designed for the illumination of shop windows.  

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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

Sensitively restored and still complete with original impressed manufacture's gallery and label both stating 'GECoRAY: Made in England'. The extract shown is from the original manufacturer's catalogue by 'GEC' Dated 1926.

Product details

Supplied with new swan neck brackets with integral wall mounting and B22 (Bayonet) lamp holders.

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230 mm
350 mm
2 kg
450 (Projection) mm
n/a mm
Silver

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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