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Original salvaged fluorescents by 'GEC'

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Early English salvaged fluorescent fixtures by 'GEC'. Glass enclosures with aluminium ends featuring cast makers marks and original factory finish. Slight wear to the paint work emphasises the age and industrial character of the products.

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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 restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might mean: Soda-blasting – an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint; Polishing – to restore and revitalise the surface of the light; Lacquering – a sealing process that protects the light’s surface from further deterioration; Rewiring – so the light works perfectly, every time.

About the lamp

This product is fitted with a new linear T5 35W energy saving fluorescent. The bulb has an average life of 20,000 hours, is located within an etched diffusion sleeve to prevent any glare and creates an even distribution of warm light (2700K).

Product details

Supplied with minimal stainless steel suspension system (2mtr), ceiling mounting kit permitting millimetric adjustment and 2 mtrs of elephant grey braided cable and plug.

Diameter: n/a mm
Length: 1800 mm
Height: 300 mm
Width: 150 mm
Weight: 12 kg
Colour: Dove Grey
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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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