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Salvaged X-Ray illuminators

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

1950s hospital wall mounted X-Ray illuminators by Kodak, salvaged from a medical facility in the UK. With a lacquered steel enclosure, the original chrome plated clips, glass screen and manufacturer's plaque, this a real feature light for any interior.

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

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from ferrous metals, such as iron and steel, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. Grit blasting is one method we use. Grit is applied under high pressure to the surface of the light to ‘blast’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in its restoration.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with new linear LED (warm white) energy saving strip (50,000hrs average life) and 2m elephant grey braided cable, period toggle switch and a plug.

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n/a mm
570 mm
5.4 kg
130 mm
410 mm
Gun Metal Grey

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

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