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Vintage British bulkheads by Coughtrie

polished aluminium British wall light by Coughtrie
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Vintage British bulkheads by Coughtrie

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Salvaged oval bulkheads by British manufacturer 'Coughtrie of Glasgow'. Each light comprises of a two-part polished aluminium enclosure with manufacturer's detailing to the front and rear of the light. When lit the original prismatic glass provides a nice diffusion of light.

polished aluminium British wall lights by Coughtrie with glass
prismatic glass lens and polished aluminium wall light
three original vintage Coughtrie wall light above blue desk
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 vintage lighting catalogue by Coughtrie bulkhead page

Restoration

Before a light can be restored, any damaged outdated components will require repair or replacing. As part of this work we replace original imperial screws with their modern-day metric counterparts and rework their screw ports to take them. We replace the original electrics with brand new, fully certified EN60598 components - this gives you peace of mind, knowing your vintage light is as safe to use as any modern light.

front view of polished aluminium British wall light by Coughtrie with prismatic glass lens

Product details

Supplied with a new porcelain screw (E27) lamp holder.

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n/a mm
120 mm
1.1 kg
215 mm
100 mm
Silver | Clear

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

Coughtrie

Manufacturer: Coughtrie

Established in 1941 on Montrose Avenue, Hillington Estate, Glasgow, Scotland, Coughtrie is one of the few companies from this period still in operation. Their name continues to be associated with reliable industrial wall or ceiling mounted bulkhead fittings. Over the years we have salvaged many beautiful lights made by Coughtrie, with their classic castings; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.

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