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Vintage industrial pendant lights by Thorlux (M)

Reference 17_2875

Vintage industrial pendant lights by Thorlux (M)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

1950s industrial enamel wall lights originally manufactured by Thorlux. Once illuminating an electrical substation in the North West, UK, they have now been fully refurbished with a polished gallery and new steel swan neck bracket.

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

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

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

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355 mm
560 mm
1.8 kg
530 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Green | Silver

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

Thorlux

Manufacturer: Thorlux

Thorlux was founded by Frederick William Thorpe in 1936 in Small Heath, Birmingham. The company produced vitreous enamelled shades for lighting factories, workshops, mills and farm buildings during the progressive industrialisation of the 1930s through to the 1950s. Thorlux is still in existence over 75 years later, manufacturing a comprehensive range of professional lighting and control systems for architectural and industrial applications. The classic enamel shades from the 1950s with the distinctive Thorlux branding are one of our firm favourites.

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