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Vintage swan neck by Coughtrie (V1)

vintage swan neck wall light by coughtrie
Reference 15_2374

Vintage swan neck by Coughtrie (V1)

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Elegant swan neck wall light by British manufacturers 'Coughtrie of Glasgow', circa 1950. A polished aluminium wall bracket and enclosure, featuring cast makers mark and detailing, with the original teardrop opaline glass diffuser.

 

polioshed aluminium with manufactures mark
side view of swan neck wall light with white glass
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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at Skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you. The extracts shown are from our own internal manufacturer's catalouge archive.

front view of swan neck wall light with white glass

Product details

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

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110 (glass) mm
320 mm
1.3 kg
400 (projection) mm
n/a mm
White | Silver

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

Coughtrie

Manufacturer: Coughtrie

Established in 1941 on Montrose Avenue, Hillington Estate, Glasgow, Scotland, Coughtrie is one of the few companies from this period still in operation. Their name continues to be associated with reliable industrial wall or ceiling mounted bulkhead fittings. Over the years we have salvaged many beautiful lights made by Coughtrie, with their classic castings; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.

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