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Vintage Mek Elek machinist light

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Vintage Mek Elek machinist light

Era: 1930s Origin: UK

A classic three arm 1930s machinists light by British manufacturer Mek Elek. With a vitreous enamel shade, steel neck, arms and base. The light has been refurbished by hand retaining the original worn green finish, giving it real character and emphasising the age of the light, with manufacturers detailing found on the shade neck and arms.

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

Originally designed as a work light, the lamp is designed to be fully articulated at the shade and arm joints, with 180deg rotation at the wall plate/base. This makes the lamp suitable for different applications, enabling it to be used as either a wall or table mounted work light.

Product details

The light is supplied rewired and tested with traditional black braided cable and a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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160 (shade) mm
1050 (max) mm
2.5 kg
950 (projection) mm
90 (base) mm
Green

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

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