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Vintage wall lights by G.E.C

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Stylish vintage bulkhead lights which have been sensitively restored, retaining the original surface colour and patina. The two-part steel enclosure features cast detailing and is fitted with the original prismatic glass lens, designed to enhance the distribution of light.

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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Vintage wall lights by G.E.C above kitchen

Restoration

At skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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120 mm
1.8 kg
250 mm
135 mm
Pastel green

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

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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