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Period English bulkhead lights. Circa 1930

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Period English bulkhead lights. Circa 1930

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

Vintage circular English bulkhead lights with convex glass lenses. Linished and lacquered cast steel enclosure with original convex glass. Can be utilised in either a horizontal or vertical orientation for wall or ceiling applications.

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

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. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Supplied with new brass bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

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260 mm
110 mm
2.9 kg
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Gun Metal Grey

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

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