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wall mounted R.A.F runway lights with steel and aluminum enclosure
Reference 17_2938

R.A.F runway lights

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

Stunning surface mounted lights that originally illuminated the taxiways at an R.A.F base in Northwest Wales. Substantial cast steel casing, polished aluminium enclosure, with internal and an outer prismatic glass refractor/dome. Slight marks on the surface of the glass emphasis the aviation heritage of the lights.

a group of wall mounted R.A.F runway lights with prismatic glass lens
a group of wall mounted R.A.F runway lights with prismatic glass lens
wall mounted R.A.F runway lights with steel and aluminum enclosure
three a group of wall mounted R.A.F runway lights ceiling mounted
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

Please be aware the product requires an aperture in the wall/ceiling of 85mm and a recessing depth of 50mm. Each light is supplied with 1no. new G9 lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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300 mm
85 mm
12 kg
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Gun metal grey | 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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