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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 salvaged from a mothballed factory in the North East of England. Sensitively restored, they retain the original linear prismatic glass lens set within an imposing two-part lacquered cast steel enclosure. Suitable for mounting on the wall or ceiling.

As featured in the Warner Bros TV series 'Pennyworth'.

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
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.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as 'Mission Impossible'? This particular light was used in Warner Bros’ hit TV series 'Pennyworth', seen below. You can explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

front view of industrial lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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150 mm
5.9 kg
280 mm
190 mm
Gun metal grey

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

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A quick word from our customers

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

"Genius Full Circle initative"

Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK