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Cornish China Clay factory lights

Luminaire Reference: 13_1787

Vintage street lighting by British manufacturer 'ELECO' salvaged from a Cornish China Clay factory. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium enclosure with cast makers logo and original prismatic glass refractor.

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

As with all our products, should you require a different colour cable just let us know.

ELECO Company Background.

ELECO (Engineering and Lighting Equipment Co. Limited) was founded to provide street lighting for the city of London in the later half of the 19th century. At that time, the company would have been supplying gas and arc lamps, cast iron columns and brackets.

The first tangible evidence of ELECO are street lighting columns and brackets dating from the 1930s. The 1950s and 1960s, the period for which catalogues have appeared, found the company making a large range of lanterns, brackets and steel, aluminium and concrete columns. And their diversity and almost unique design philosophy saw the company being very successful. ELECOs were regularly used for new installations and casual replacements.

The company joined the merging and empire building of the 1950s and 1960s, emerging as ELECO Holdings by the late 1970s. At some point in the 1980s, ELECO Holdings transferred all its street lighting business to one of their subsidiaries, Davis Engineering. The proud round ELECO logos would no longer grace a column or lantern, but their range continued under the new banner for several years.

History with kind permission from street lighting expert Simon Cornwell.



250 mm
340 mm


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3.7 kg



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Notes: Can be converted to accept screw E26 lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.

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