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1920s antique GECoRay shop lighting

Era: 1920s Origin: UK

Salvaged from a department store in Fitzrovia, London, this one-off 1920s GECoRay wall light once illuminated the fashion trends of the roaring twenties. A silver double-plated glass reflector features an original finish and striking manufacturer’s labels, alongside patina indicative of its 100-year heritage. Designed to produce bright illumination, perfect for highlighting areas of interest in shops, bars and restaurants.

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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

At skinflint we don’t only piece together the components of each vintage light we find. As part of our research investigating each light’s history we delve into our internal archive material to piece together the whole story. The extract shown (dated from 1928) is taken from G.E.C’s original manufacturer’s catalogue. It means we can accurately date these fittings and ensure their restoration is true to the original design.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Projection from wall 430mm.

Diameter: 225 mm
Length: 430 (projection) mm
Height: 370 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 1.2 kg
Colour: Silver
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only.

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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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