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Vintage R.A.F wall lights

Era: 1960s

Salvaged airfield lights that were originally installed at an R.A.F base in Northwest Wales where they once illuminated the runway. Sensitively restored retaining the original painted surface and original glass wells, the lights have been refurbished and mounted to a new swan neck bracket.

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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. The original surface has been waxed and sealed to prevent further ageing, highlight the heritage and age of the lights.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E14) lamp holder.

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190 mm
330 mm
kg
510 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Green | 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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