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Industrial white enamel yard light made by Benjamin downlight
Reference 13_1635

Vintage Industrial yard lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Industrial factory yard lights by British manufacturer Benjamin. Vitreous enamelled reflector in excellent condition and polished wall or column adjustable mounting with cast manufacturers logo 'Benjamin. Made in England.' Can be used in an upward or downward orientation.

Industrial white enamel yard light made by Benjamin uplight
Industrial white enamel yard light made by Benjamin circa 1950 downlight side profile
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

Before a light can be restored, any damaged outdated components will require repair or replacing.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.

Neck detail of Industrial white enamel yard light made by Benjamin circa 1950

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders. Can be converted to accept screw E27 or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holder if required. Please state at point of order.

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420 mm
5.7 kg
550 (Projection) mm
500 mm
White / Silver

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

Benjamin Electric

Manufacturer: Benjamin Electric

The Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin in Chicago, Illinois in 1898. With the popularity of its lighting, the company expanded rapidly throughout the USA and Canada and then finally abroad, to England - more specifically London - which is where our shades were manufactured. Benjamin was a prolific inventor, mostly in the field of electric lighting. One of his most influential designs was the R.L.M. enamel shade - an influence so profound that this design is what we now recognise as the classic industrial enamel.

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