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1940s Opaline Tulip Pendants By General Electric Company GEC

1940s Opaline Tulip Pendants By General Electric Company GEC

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1940s Opaline glass tulip pendant lights by " General Electrical Company " better known as " GEC ". These lights were salvaged from a closed down bank in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth

Amazing condition Opaline glass with copper monks cap gallery's & copper stems with matching ceiling roses attached. Cleaned, expertly restored & rewired, PAT safety tested ready to go. This lamp uses a E27 fitting screw in bulb. Lamp supplied with an E27 LED light bulb.

Height ( Total ) 80cm, Opaline 30cm, Width 26cm.

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The General Electric Company (GEC) was a major British industrial conglomerate involved in consumer and defence electronics, communications, and engineering.It was originally founded in 1886 as G. Binswanger and Company as an electrical goods wholesaler based in London. It quickly adopted a then-unorthodox business model of supplying electrical components over the counter. In 1889, the business was incorporated as the General Electric Company Ltd, and became a public limited company 11 years later. During the 1890s and 1900s, the company heavily invested into electric lighting, a sector that would prove to be immensely profitable in the long term. The GEC was heavily impacted by the outbreak of the First World War, supplying various goods to the military, and thus becoming a major player in the electrical industry. In 1921, a new purpose-built company headquarters (Magnet House) was opened in Kingsway, London; two years later, GEC's industrial research laboratories at Wembley (later named the Hirst Research Centre) also opened. In the 1920s, the company was heavily involved in the creation and roll-out of Britain's National Grid.

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.

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