Vintage Mek Elek machinist lightEra: 1930s Origin: UK
An original work light by British manufacturer 'Mek Elek', salvaged from an industrial site where it was once used to illuminate machinery on the factory floor.
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.View all lights from UK
The vitreous enamelled shade has a polished aluminium housing featuring cast manufacturer's branding. The steel arms and wall mounting have been brushed and lacquered, sealing the metal against further ageing. There is 180deg rotation at the wall plate, with lateral adjustment of the arms and full rotation of the shade.
Supplied tested and rewired with a new switched bayonet (B22) lamp holder and traditional twisted black cable.
145 (shade) mm
IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.
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