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British architect’s lamp by Hadrill & Horstmann

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

An original counterpoise desk lamp by renowned British engineering manufacturer Hadrill & Horstmann, produced in the 1960s at its factory in Bath, England. A real collector’s piece, featuring a polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered steel arms and counterweight. Sensitively restored retaining its rotation at the base, arm and shade, it continues its life as a functional task light for desks, counters and bedside tables.  

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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

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have been lost forever - meticulously examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We also take the time to investigate its history, studying our archive of old manufacturer’s catalogues for clues to assemble the light’s whole story. The next chapter is up to you.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder with switch, 2m of black braided cable and plug. Max height projection: 570mm. Max length projection: 800mm

Diameter: n/a mm
Length: 280 mm
Height: 570 mm
Width: 150 mm
Weight: 2.2 kg
Colour: Silver
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Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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Hadrill & Horstman

Born in 1881 to a renowned clockmaker in Bath, England, Sidney Horstmann (OBE) was a pioneering engineer and businessman. Among his many inventions were the variable automotive speed gearbox, gas street lighting controls, and the ‘Horstmann Bogie’ suspension system; used on many Western tanks during WWII and for which he was awarded an OBE. Following the war, Horstmann joined forces to form Hadrill & Horstmann, famed for their Counterpoise lamps which are highly sought-after collector’s pieces. 

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