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Soltan 1950s wall light (V1)

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Soltan 1950s wall light (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A 1950s British-made vintage heat lamp by Soltan converted for use as a wall light. The polished aluminium shade, with a brushed and lacquered steel base/arm, can be rotated making it perfect for task lighting. The manufacturer's plaque highlights the originality and heritage of the light.

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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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Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise been lost - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.

Product details

The light is supplied rewired and tested with a new screw (E27) lamp holder and elephant grey braided cable.

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300 (shade) mm
295 mm
1.4 kg
400 (projection) mm
245 (base) mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

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

Soltan

Manufacturer: Soltan

As with a number of the companies that emerged to satisfy the ever expanding home medical therapy lamp market in the 1950s, the origin of Soltan is currently unclear. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s the company produced numerous styles of table mounted heat lamps. Soltan Lamps all have a distinctive branded mark, for the lower priced basic models this was invariably a transfer - whereas the higher priced more exclusive lights featured an embossed plaque.

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