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US Traffic lights by Marbelite (Type 9)

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

A set of three salvaged American traffic lights by 'Marbelite'. The light has been converted into a stunning suspended pendant perfect for over a table or kitchen counter.

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Origin: U.S.A

Unlike the communist Eastern Bloc countries, lighting design in mid-century U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. The aluminium enclosure has been refurbished by hand and polished on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlighting the casting details. Bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina. Fitted with three new etched glass screens, the pendant provides a nice diffusion of light when illuminated.

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with 3no. bayonet (B22) lamp holders and 2metres of elephant grey braided power cable, and ceiling mounting system. This is two minimal stainless steel suspension wires with ceiling mounts that allow millimetric adjustment.

Diameter: 200 (glass) mm
Length: 760 mm
Height: 165 mm
Width: 280 mm
Weight: 7 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: Marbalite

Marbalite of New York were founded in 1923. By the 1950s they had grown into one of the foremost traffic light manufacturers in the country, competing with other leading brands such as Eagle and Crouse Hinds. Marbalite provided most of the traffic lights for New York City from the 1950s through to the 1970s. They are still fairly common in the metropolitan area of NYC although their numbers are steadily dwindling as newer models replace them.

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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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