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Salvaged prismatic bulkheads (L)

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industrial lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass
Reference 15_2220

Salvaged prismatic bulkheads (L)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Substantial prismatic bulkhead lights with the original linear prismatic glass lens, set within an imposing two part lacquered cast steel enclosure. 

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side view of industrial lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass
prismatic glass lens mounted in steel industrial 1950s bulkhead wall light
a pair of lprismatic glass lens mounted in steel industrial 1950s bulkhead wall lights
detail of lacquered steel bulked light with prismatic glass
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.

front view of industrial lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

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150 mm
5.9 kg
280 mm
190 mm
Gun metal grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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