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REVO flambeau lights. Circa 1930

Luminaire Reference: 14_2042

Elegant original flambeau lights by REVO. Circa 1930. Opaque glass flames with linshed and lacquered cast iron wall brackets bearing the manufactures name. As depicted in the images, the glass flames differ very slightly different in form but then in reality no two flames are ever the same!

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

The extract shown is from our own internal manufacturers archive and taken from the 'REVO industrial lighting equipment' catalogue Dated 1938.

 

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
560 mm

Length:
Width:

270 (Projection) mm
160 mm

Weight:

4.1 kg

Colour:

Gun Metal Grey

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