1930's Swan Neck Lantern.
Rewired, tested and certified (UK wiring) SOLD
Condition: good, the glass dome is stained but no cracks. The lamp holder is in a remarkably very good condition. The dome holding ring is showing significant signs of corrosion but is still easily capable of doing it's job
Age: 80 + years
Material: Glass, steel
Electrically: 1 x BC lamp.
Maker: Probably Simplex Electric, the porcelain lamp holder is marked 'British Made - Simplex.
Pat No. shown is 512908, however Simplex made lamp holders for a range of companies.
The Simplex Electric company was formed in 1932. In the 1960's it was taken over by the US company General Electric.
When found, the fitting was wired in twin lead sheathed cable which was widely used in the 1930's.
So my best guess is the lantern was made by Simplex in the mid 1930's. Making it over over 80 yrs old.
Lamp Reach: 450mm
Dome diameter: 75mm
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