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M.O.D munitions wall lights

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Elegant prismatic M.O.D wall lights salvaged from a decommissioned munitions complex in the Midlands, UK. Polished aluminium enclosures with cast manufacturers marks and stunning prismatic glass lenses.  Can be utilised in either an upward or downward orientation.

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

The restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might mean: Soda-blasting – an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint; Polishing – to restore and revitalise the surface of the light; Lacquering – a sealing process that protects the light’s surface from further deterioration; Rewiring – so the light works perfectly, every time

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders. Can be converted to accept screw (E27) or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required.

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160 mm
160 mm
3.4 kg
240 (Projection) mm
95 (Mounting) mm
Silver

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

Victor

Manufacturer: Victor

Victor Products Ltd were founded during 1929 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The company was established to specialise in the design and manufacture of industrial and explosion proof light fittings, intended for use by the mining industry and in extreme locations such as oil refineries. Over 75 years later the company are still operating from their location in the northeast of England.

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The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | 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

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

- Estelle | London | UK

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The lights definitely bring a sense of authentic character and history to the space. It's the truth when I say I had the lights before I even had final house plans! 

- Leslie Huntley | Roost Interior Design | US