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Prismatic wall lights by Wardle

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Prismatic wall lights by Wardle

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

British industrial bulkhead lights with an Art Deco style by Wardle. The lights have been refurbished by hand and sensitively restored, with a brushed and lacquered steel enclosure and the original prismatic glass lens.

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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, the path is clear for us 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 wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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130 mm
4 kg
240 mm
180 mm
Gun metal grey | Clear

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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