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Isolator wall lights by Walsall

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Isolator wall lights by Walsall

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Isolator-switch indicator lights originally installed at an industrial site in the UK, now converted to a feature-piece wall light. The intricate castings on the brushed and lacquered steel enclosures feature Walsall branding and are complete with the original glass and junction box.

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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey 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. These cast steel lights have been purposely and individually oxidised in our workshops to create an interesting array of rich surface patinas. The enclosures are then sealed through a unique preservation technique to prevent further ageing.

Product details

Each light is supplied with 2no. new bayonet (B15) lamp holders.

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65 mm
145 mm
7.8 kg
150 (projection) mm
370 mm
Gun metal grey

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

Walsall

Manufacturer: Walsall

Walsall Conduits Ltd of Excelsior Works, West Bromwich, Birmingham, UK were founded in 1890. The foundations of the business were built on the manufacture and supply of steel electrical conduit and accessories. Walsall went onto manufacture a wide array of electrical elements and lighting fixtures for the industrial market with the products’ glass or cast enclosures being branded with the distinctive Walsall mark. By 1961 the company were employing 2000 people. It is not known what became of Walsall but we assume they were swallowed during the mass mergers of the late 1960s.

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