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Vintage 1930s machinist light by EDL

green enamel machinist wall light
Reference 16_2662

Vintage 1930s machinist light by EDL

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

A vintage two arm 1930's machinists light by British manufacturers 'E.D.L'. Suitable for different applications, by simply rotating the rear wall plate on installation, the light can be used as either a wall, ceiling or table mounted work light.

 

detail of machinists light shade
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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original EDL machinists light instructions

Restoration

The original green factory finish has been retained, showing some signs of wear, but adding character and emphasising the age of the light. There is articulation at the shade and arm joints along with 180deg rotation at the base. The installation card image is from our own internal manufacturers archive and would have been supplied with the products when originally retailed.

detail of wall mounted plate vintage machinist light

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with traditional black braided cable, a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder and an integral switch within the base.

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130(shade) mm
70 (wall plate) mm
2.2 kg
640 (max projection) mm
100 (wall plate) mm
Green

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

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Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

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- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

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- Doug | UK | Commercial client

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Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

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