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1940s magnifying work light by EDL

Era: 1940s Origin: UK

An original 1940s 'Lens-Lite' by EDL - a superbly designed magnifying work light. Sensitively restored in our workshops retaining the original style, features and aesthetic of the lamp.

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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

The lamp is made up of its original moulded Bakelite shade with the magnifying lens, diffusion glass and reflector. The worn black painted finish has also been retained to the two steel arms and mounting plate with integral toggle switch. The lamp can be both wall and table mounted.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, traditional twisted black cable and toggle switch.

Diameter: n/a mm
Length: 630 (projection) mm
Height: 600 mm
Width: 225 (shade) mm
Weight: 2.45 kg
Colour: Black
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Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Manufacturer: E.D.L

Established in 1922 in Staffordshire as a lighting and cable support manufacturer, EDL Lighting is one of the few companies we salvage lighting from still in operation today. Rightly well known for their beautifully engineered task and machinist lights, we have been privileged to salvage many fine examples; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.

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As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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