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Industrial Lights Archive

Over the years, we’ve found and restored well over a thousand kinds of vintage industrial lighting. Behind each one, there’s a story – and a great deal of hard work. Our archive has grown into a gallery of historic lighting; please feel free to browse and enjoy the fruits of our labour.

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Eastern Bloc ceiling pendant lights

Eastern Bloc decorative fixtures. Dappled glass diffuser with porcelain gallery. Circa 1950.

China clay works lights by Simplex

Aluminium and glass industrial vintage lighting by British manufacturer Simplex salvaged from a china clay works in Cornwall, UK. Circa 1950.

Theatre Hall Lights. Circa 1920

Early English 'Ladies and Gentleman' signage salvaged from a theatre hall in Liverpool. Circa 1920.

British glass pendant. Circa 1950

Elegant tiered British glass pendant. Circa 1950.

French textile factory lights (Type 5)

Stunning vintage French prismatic lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from the main spinning room of a textile factory established in 1911 in Tourcoing, Lille, France.

Early Herbert Terry anglepoise

Original black table lamp by 'Herbert Terry & Sons Redditch.' Spun aluminium shade and arms with original chrome plated spring mechanisms.

Period Welsh chapel lighting

Early opaline globes with original polished brass gallery salvaged from a Welsh chapel, Circa 1930.

Early British machinist light by Maxlume

Salvaged three arm wall, ceiling or table mounted machinists work light by 'Maxlume.' Brushed and lacquered steel construction with vitreous enamelled shade. Circa 1930.

Vintage oval bulkhead (Type 1M)

Salvaged aluminum and glass oval bulkheads by 'Coughtrie of Glasgow.' Circa 1950. Polished aluminium two part enclosure with stepped prismatic glass lens.

British desk lamp by 'Horstmann.'

Elegant English original counterbalance desk lamp by 'Horstmann.' Polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered steel arms and counterweight.

Vintage British wall light by R.E.A.L

Rare porcelain, glass and aluminium light by R.E.A.L (Rowlands Electrical & Accessories Limited) featuring imprinted manufacturers logo within glass shade. Circa 1950.

Hungarian piggery lights

Large run of industrial lights salvaged from a Hungarian piggery. Well proportioned vitreous enamelled steel shades complete with original polished aluminium finned galleries.

French industrial bulkhead lighting

Vintage French industrial circular bulkheads by 'Maplec of Amiens' Circa 1940. Prismatic glass lens with cast manufacturers mark and lacquered steel enclosure with nicely detailed protection cage.

Vintage British counterbalance light

Elegant counterbalance lamp by British manufacturer 'Horstmann.' Original factory finish to shade, base, arms and counterweight.

M.O.D munitions wall lights

Elegant prismatic M.O.D wall lights salvaged from a decommissioned munitions complex in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1950.

Reclaimed English industrial pendant

Imposing English salvaged factory pendant. Circa 1950. Substantial brushed and lacquered steel enclosure complete with cast makers detailing and glass well.

Reclaimed German machinists light

Machinists work light by German manufacturer "Midgard" Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade with lacquered two arm tubular steel construction.

Period ceiling light. Circa 1930

Vintage glass and steel ceiling light. Circa 1930. Elegant opaline glass enclosure with brushed and lacquered steel gallery.

Eastern Bloc machinists lights. Circa 1950 (Type 1)

Vintage wall mounted machinists lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Brushed and lacquered steel arms, polished aluminium base and shade with Bakelite cover.

Period British swan neck light. MK1

Elegant British swan neck light by "Coughtrie of Glasgow" Circa 1950. Polished aluminium wall bracket and enclosure featuring cast makers mark with original clear glass teardrop diffuser.

Vintage British factory lighting

Extra Large vitreous enamelled spun steel reflectors by 'Benjamin' complete with original brushed and lacquered steel galleries with cast manufacturers details.

Salvaged theatre projector lights.

Salvaged Patt 123 British theatre projectors by 'Strand' Polished aluminium optic with original Fresnel glass lens. Circa 1960.

Decorative Art Deco floorlight & shade

Vintage Art Deco standard lamp with decorative square stem and custom British made silk lined shade.

Eastern Bloc factory lighting (Type 1)

Beautifully proportioned vitreous enamelled vintage lighting salvaged from factories within the former Eastern Bloc.

Opaline hallway period light

Early opaline hall pendant with original polished brass gallery salvaged from a Welsh chapel, Circa 1930.

Vintage head lamp (MK5)

Stunning head lamp pendant with original convex glass lens converted to a suspended feature luminaire. Circa 1920.

Vintage British swan neck wall lights

Parabolic swan neck factory shade salvaged from a foundry in Yorkshire, UK. Circa 1940. Vitreous enamelled shade with polished cast aluminium gallery.

R.A.F Hanger lights

Imposing British industrial factory yard lights salvaged from a hanger on a small WWII air base in Shipdham, Norfolk. Circa 1950.

Reclaimed French cafe lights

Stunning run of French cafe pendants by 'Holophane' with prismatic glass shade complete with makers mark.

Pirelli warehouse lights (XL)

Substantial run of early British factory shades salvaged from a warehousing facility of Pirelli Tyres, Burton on Trent, UK. Established in 1928.

Period opaline hallway lights

Salvaged glass and copper pendants. Circa 1930. Elegant opaline glass enclosure with polished copper gallery.

Large salvaged Eastern Bloc pendants

Imposing glass and aluminium pendants salvaged from a factory within the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950.

Vintage British pendant light

Reclaimed porcelain and glass pendant lights by 'Smithlite' Circa 1950. Glass enclosures with porcelain bases and brushed steels conduit tops.

Period British lights. Circa 1930

Vintage British opaline globes complete with original monks cap and short hook stanchion.

Salvaged fire brigade search lights

Large run of imposing glass and aluminium vintage lights by "British Bullfinch" Originally utlised as portable, temporary floodlights and salvaged from fire stations in the Northwest of England, UK.

British industrial lighting

Salvaged British factory shades with convex glass screens by 'Benjamin' Circa 1950.

Vintage industrial lighting Circa 1940

Unusual British industrial lighting salvaged from the factory of a long established agricultural manufacturer in Lincolnshire. Circa 1940.

Vintage British floor light by Hadrill & Horstmann

Stunning period articulated floor light by 'Hadrill & Horstmann' Circa 1940. Polished aluminium shade, assembly and stem with brushed and lacquered steel floor base featuring original castors.

Concorde Test House lights

British industrial prismatic pendant lights by 'Holophane' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

Vintage angled wall lights

Vintage white glass wall lights with angled porcelain bases. Circa 1960.

GECoRAY glass reflectors. Circa 1920

Very early silver backed reeded glass reflectors by British manufacturer 'GEC' entitled the 'GECoRAY'

Salvaged X-Ray illuminators

Salvaged hospital wall mounted X-Ray illuminators by "Kodak" Circa 1950.

Vintage British stepped glass pendants

Stunning run of salvaged British pendants. Circa 1950. Stepped open bottomed opaline glass shades with new nickel plated galleries.

Salvaged factory notice board light

Unusual twin arm notice board light salvaged from a German factory, Circa 1930. Brushed aluminium shades with linished and lacquered steel assembly and integral polished aluminium wall plate.

Pirelli warehouse lights

Early British factory shades salvaged from a warehousing facility of Pirelli Tyres, Burton on Trent, UK. Established in 1928.

Cruise ship lights. Circa 1950

Passageway lights salvaged from decommissioned 1950s ocean going cruise liners. Polished aluminium shade, brass interconnection and wall plate with integral period switch.

Stunning Polish factory lights. Circa 1950

Imposing salvaged factory lights from Poland. Polished aluminium shades and intricately detailed enclosures featuring cast makers marks with original caged glass wells.

Vintage theatre projector and tripod

Beautiful vintage theatre projector by 'Strand' mounted upon telescopic bees waxed oak tripod with aluminium detailing. Circa 1960.

Opaline welsh chapel shades

Early opaline hall pendants with original polished brass galleries salvaged from a Welsh chapel, Circa 1930.

Elegant British street lights by 'Maxlume'

Vintage British street lights by 'Maxlume' salvaged from the turbine test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

German cargo ship lights. Circa 1960

Salvaged nautical wall lights from the crew quarters of the German cargo ships. Two part polished aluminium enclosure with decorative front grill, rotational to manually adjust the light output.

French machinists light. Circa 1940

French machinists articulated work light. Circa 1940. Vitreous enamelled shade with assembly of a brushed and lacquered steel construction.

Period church lighting

Salvaged tiered church pendant. Elegant opaline glass enclosure with polished copper gallery.

Industrial pendant light. Circa 1930 (L)

Early British industrial light by REVO. Linished and lacquered cast iron assembly complete with manufacturers logo and original clear glass well.

Circular Aluminium naval bulkheads

Prismatic glass and polished aluminium naval lights salvaged from the passageways of German cargo ships. Circa 1960.

British factory shades. Circa 1930

Reclaimed British factory lights by "Benjamin" Vitreous enamelled spun steel shades complete with original makers labels.

British industrial pendants by Maxlume

British industrial lights by Maxlume. Circa 1960. Two part lacquered steel assembly complete with manufacturers logo and original clear glass well.

French vintage industrial lighting

Superb early French machinists work light. Brushed steel arms and shade with integral mounting plate. Articulation at shade and arm joints with additional rotation from base plate.

Explosion proof paintworks pendants

Imposing explosion proof pendants salvaged from a paintworks in Southern Lille by long established French manufacturer "Mapelec"

Salvaged English searchlight

Early English searchlight with original enamelled internal reflector. Brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with vitreous enamelled internal reflector and clear glass screen.

Vintage Industrial lighting by Dugdills

Very early machinists work light by 'Dugdills' Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled shade and steel construction with cast makers mark to base.

Stunning salvaged industrial wall light

Imposing industrial light salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1940. Enamelled shade with linished and lacquered steel arm and cast wall plate.

Vintage theatre projector with tripod

Salvaged Patt 23N theatre projector by 'Strand' complete with stunning adjustable wooden tripod by "Leica."

Early British industrial lights. Circa 1940

Rare early industrial fixtures by British manufacturer 'REVO'. Enamelled reflector featuring an embossed makers logo with linished and lacquered steel bracketry.

Vintage British swan neck wall light

Parabolic British swan neck wall light by "Maxlume" Circa 1940. Vitreous enamelled shade with embossed makers mark "Maxlume: British Made"

Porcelain and glass angled factory lights: XL

Extra large porcelain and glass wall or ceiling lights with angled base. Salvaged from factories within the former East Germany. Circa 1950.

British factory lights. Circa 1950

Large run of British vintage industrial lights salvaged from a factory in Yorkshire. Polished aluminium shade with brushed and lacquered steel gallery.

1930s department store opaline globes (XL)

Large run of extra large opaline globes salvaged from a 1930s department store in the Northwest. Complete with original monks cap and short hook stanchion.

R.A.F Hanger shades

Extra Large vintage reclaimed pendant lights by "Benjamin" salvaged from a hanger on a small WWII air base in Shipdham, Norfolk.

Salvaged industrial British floor light

Unusual English industrial machinists floor light salvaged from a workshop in the Midlands, UK. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade and arms with lacquered hexagonal steel base.

Hungarian factory shades. Circa 1940 (XL)

Enamel factory lights salvaged from Hungarian industrial sites. Vitreous enamelled reflectors with brushed and lacquered steel lamp enclosure.

Vintage rail works lights by 'Thorlux'

Vintage English rail works lights by 'Thorlux' salvaged from a decommissioned British Rail engineering workshop Buckinghamshire, UK.

Vintage head lamp (MK1)

Stunning head lamp pendant with original prismatic glass lens and internal reflector converted to a suspended feature luminaire. Circa 1920.

Vintage head lamp (MK2)

Stunning head lamp pendant with original prismatic glass lens and internal reflector converted to a suspended feature luminaire. Circa 1920.

Vintage head lamp (MK3)

Stunning head lamp pendant with original dappled glass lens and internal reflector converted to a suspended feature luminaire. Circa 1920.

Vintage British table light by Walligraph

Elegant English table light by 'Walligraph' Circa 1940. Vitreous enamelled shade with steel arms and base complete with cast makers mark.

French Art Deco period lighting

French Art Deco opaline globes with new chrome plated galleries.

British industrial lighting by 'Benjamin'

Vintage British industrial lights by 'Benjamin' with upper vents to provide a degree of uplighting salvaged from Henley College, England. Circa 1940.

"The Infrazone."

Extremely unusual British salon washer dryer converted into an effective industrial feature floor light.

Salvaged British industrial pendants

British aluminium suspended pendant lights with clear glass dome by "Coughtrie of Glasgow." Circa 1950. Polished two part enclosure with cast makers brand mark and original glass well.

British industrial bulkheads by REVO

British industrial prismatic lights by REVO salvaged from the National Turbine Test Facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950.

Czechoslovakian opaline hallway light

Unusual salvaged Czechoslovakian tiered opaline pendant light with open underside. Circa 1950.

Vintage British glass pendants. Circa 1950

Stunning run of salvaged British pendants. Stepped open bottomed opaline glass shades with brass galleries.

Vintage British pendant lights by 'R.E.A.L'

Reclaimed porcelain and glass pendants by 'R.E.A.L' (Rowlands Electrical Accessories Ltd.) Circa 1950. Glass enclosures with porcelain bases and brushed steels conduit tops.

Rare German industrial bulkhead lights

Limited run of early German bulkheads. Circa 1930. Linished and lacquered two part steel enclosure with integral mountings, protection cage and original domed oval glass lens.

Salvaged industrial bulkhead lights

Angled English bulkheads by 'Wallsall' Circa 1940. Two part brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with prismatic refractor complete with cast manufacturers mark to glass.

British street lantern by 'G.E.C' Circa 1950

Elegant reclaimed British street lantern by "G.E.C" Two part polished aluminium enclosure with original prismatic glass refractor.

Period English bulkhead lights. Circa 1930

Vintage circular English bulkhead lights with convex glass lenses. Linished and lacquered cast steel enclosure with original convex glass.

Industrial pendant lights. Circa 1930

Early British industrial lights by REVO. Linished and lacquered cast iron assembly complete with manufacturers logo and original clear glass well.

Vintage British factory lights with convex glass screens

Vintage reclaimed British factory lights with removable convex glass screens by 'Benjamin' Circa 1940.