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Vintage industrial lighting by REVO

Luminaire Reference: 13_1655

British industrial prismatic lights by REVO salvaged from the National Turbine Test Facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950. Original prismatic glass lens set within substantial cast iron enclosure with the original factory finish. Interesting surface patinas to the original worn finish have been waxed and sealed through our unique preservation technique. Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

Can be utilised in either a horizontal or vertical orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

Pyestock: A brief history.

The National Gas Turbine Establishment (NGTE Pyestock) was established in the early 1950s and was the prime site in the UK for design and development of gas turbine and jet engines. For over 50 years Pyestock was at the forefront of gas turbine development. It was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. V bomber, Harrier, Tornado and Concorde engines were tested on site. The power of the test houses allowed Concorde's engines to be tested at 2,000 mph.

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REVO Company Background.

REVO was probably founded around 1910, although it’s origins are slightly unclear, it is thought that it probably started off as a company named ‘Cable and Accessory’ founded by Frederick Reeves who went on to forge a partnership with Septimus Vaughan founder of VONO beds hence the name REVO was given to emphasis the link. Although both were under the holding company Duport.

It was not until the 1930’s that REVO became a household name, when electric street lighting was widely introduced and REVO lights, along with their competitors, were suspended around the UK, illuminating streets railways and factories. By the 1950’s and 60’s REVO was one of the main suppliers of street lighting around the UK.  Many of their lights are still actually in use today, this was in the days before planned obsolescence!

REVO engineers were famed for their creativity, often developing styles of lighting individual to the towns they were designed for. This means that whilst there are a wealth of classic REVO styles, from prismatics and enamels to machinist lights and bulkheads there are also some incredible individual rarities to be found.

History with kind permission from street lighting expert Simon Cornwell.

Dimensions

Diameter:
Height:

n/a mm
120 mm

Length:
Width:

240 mm
150 mm

Weight:

5 kg

Colour:

REVO Green

Product Sold.

Notes: Can be converted to accept screw (E27) or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required. Please state at point of order.


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This Product is not IP Rated. For internal use only.
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