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Concorde Test House lights (Type 5)

Luminaire Reference: 13_1549

Vintage British industrial prismatic bulkhead lights by 'Wardle' salvaged from the National Turbine Test facilities at Pyestock, Fleet, UK. Circa 1950. Linear prismatic glass lens located within two part brushed and lacquered galvanised housing with cast makers mark 'Wardle Prismalux.'

Supplied with new porcelain screw (E27) 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 and was probably the largest site of its kind in the world. Concorde, Harrier and Tornado engines were tested on site. The power of the test houses allowed Concorde's engines to be tested at 2,000 mph.

Wardle Company Background.

Founded by Walter and Arthur Wardle in the 1890s, Wardle was one of the many new firms capitalizing on the emergence of the fledgling electrical industry. Building the firm up from its Manchester base, Walter and Arthur sold the firm to Chamen and Wilkinson in 1910, but the name was retained.

Dimensions

Diameter:
Height:

n/a mm
130 mm

Length:
Width:

240 mm
140 mm

Weight:

3.2 kg

Colour:

Silver

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