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three arm original vintage machinists light by EDL
Reference 16_2663

Vintage British machinists light

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

An original three 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.

angled three arm machinists light by EDL in green
shade and label detail of EDL machinists wall light
original vintage green machinist wall or table mounted light
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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orignal instructions for EDL machinists light

Restoration

The makers label is still intact on the shade, along with slight wear to the original green finish, both of which emphasise the age of the light. There is articulation at the shade and arm joints, and 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.

top view of shade of green EDL work 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
65 (base) mm
1.8 kg
900 (max projection) mm
65 (base) mm
Green

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

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A quick word from our customers

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

Impeccable service & a fabulous range of industrial lights

Your service was impeccable & your beautiful quirky stock of the highest quality. I was lucky enough to visit your HQ in Cornwall whilst on holiday near there. What a wonderful creative sustainable environment you work in. Such a fabulous range of interesting industrial lights. I am delighted with my runway light & will tell everyone where it’s from!

- Pippa | London | UK

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These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK