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Historic lighting by REVO

Luminaire Reference: 13_1764

Early machinists work light by 'REVO' Circa 1930. Vitreous enamelled shade and steel construction with embossed makers mark to shade. Articulation at head and arm junctures with rotation from interconnection with mounting plate. Interesting surface patinas to the original worn finish have been waxed and sealed through our unique preservation technique. Slight characterful wear to the shade emphasises the age and industrial heritage of the light.

Supplied tested and rewired with black traditional braided cable and new screw (E27) lamp holders.

If you're interested to find out more about REVO please read on or visit our blog

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:

160 (Shade) mm
700 (Max) mm

Length:
Width:

700 (Max) mm
n/a mm

Weight:

2 kg

Colour:

Olive Green

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All dimensions and weights are approximate.
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