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1930s Large Enamel Pendant Lights With Opaline Diffusers By Benjamin

1930s Large Enamel Pendant Lights With Opaline Diffusers By Benjamin

Regular price $551.00 USD
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1930s Large grey enamel industrial shades with Opaline glass diffusers by British lighting manufacturer Benjamin Lighting.

These were salvaged from a restaurant where they had been painted red, the restaurant was once a soup kitchen to a sea mans mission in London.

Amazing condition enamel & Opaline glass comes complete with stem & ceiling roses attached. Cleaned, expertly restored & rewired, PAT safety tested ready to go. This lamp uses a B22 fitting bayonet bulb. Lamp supplied with a B22 LED light bulb.

Height 55cm, Width 46cm.

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Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was a Des Plaines, Illinois electrical company founded in the late 19th century.

The company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin and filed its first patent for an electric lamp socket in 1898. The company went on to manufacture various other electrical products. One of Benjamin's most notable products was their series of non-contact fire alarm horns, introduced in the early 1920s. They were available in flush-mount, single, and double projector versions, in either red or gray. These horns were mainly used by IBM, and later Simplex Grinnell up until the 1960s. In 1958, Benjamin was bought out by Thomas Industries, Inc.

The company's factory in Illinois was closed in 1963, and was replaced with a new 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) light fixture plant in Sparta, TN.

Biography of Reuben Berkley Benjamin and background history of Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company / Benjamin Electric, Ltd. London.

Many of the items we have for sale are all from what we refer to as " Real Life ", they were all made for use & purpose. There will always be signs of use & aging which we think gives each item its individuality & personal charm. We clean & repair but we always try our best to keep everything in its original state. We will always give you a good idea of condition & especially highlight anything that we consider may have aesthetic or structural concern.


You are more than welcome to purchase this item in person & pick it up from our London based workshop.

International buyers will need to check with their local authorities to see if any customs & import taxes are applicable. Any additional customs & tax payments are the responsibility of the buyer.

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