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Flameproof wall light by Walsall

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

A British industrial flameproof wall light by Walsall. Salvaged from a 1950s petrol chemical works in North East London, the light was originally installed to illuminate the vast fuel silos. Featuing a two-part polished aluminium enclosure with finned detailing, and a new swan neck bracket and wall plate.

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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

The light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

Diameter: 350 (glass) mm
Length: 530 (projection) mm
Height: 435 mm
Width: 120 (wall plate) mm
Weight: 4.5 kg
Colour: Silver | Clear
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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Manufacturer: Walsall

Walsall Conduits Ltd of Excelsior Works, West Bromwich, Birmingham, UK was founded in 1890. The foundations of the business were built on the manufacture and supply of steel electrical conduit and accessories. Walsall went onto manufacture a wide array of electrical elements and lighting fixtures for the industrial market with the products’ glass or cast enclosures being branded with the distinctive Walsall mark. By 1961 the company was employing 2,000 people. In the mass mergers of the late 1960s, Walsall was eventually bought out by another of our favourite iconic British lighting brands, General Electric Company (G.E.C).

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