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Oval glass bulkhead by Coughtrie

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

An original oval glass bulkhead light by British manufacturer Coughtrie of Glasgow. The two-part polished aluminium enclosure features manufacturer's detailing on both front and rear, in addition to the trademark Coughtrie etching in the centre of the stepped prismatic glass lens.

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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 are fascinated by the interesting surfaces and patinas in the vintage lights that we find. That’s why we tend not to repaint surfaces, instead committing to preserving and protecting the heritage - and uniquely worn aesthetic - of each piece. Once a salvaged light arrives in our workshop it is examined to determine its materiality and best restoration process. Non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

Product details

The light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both a wall and ceiling fitting.

Diameter: n/a mm
Length: 250 mm
Height: 130 mm
Width: 130 mm
Weight: 1.49 kg
Colour: Silver
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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: Coughtrie

Established in 1941 on Montrose Avenue, Hillington Estate, Glasgow, Scotland, Coughtrie is one of the few companies from this period still in operation. Their name continues to be associated with reliable industrial wall or ceiling mounted bulkhead fittings. Over the years we have salvaged many beautiful lights made by Coughtrie, with their classic castings; lights that have in most cases, outlasted the buildings for which they were originally designed.

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