1930's TROUGHTON & YOUNG 'ULTRALUX' WALL LAMP
BRASS GALLERY WITH OPALINE GLASS FITTING
Streamlined 'U 20 ULTRALUX' wall lamp fitting from TROUGHTON & YOUNG , of Knightsbridge as described in their advert below of 1935. The idea, like the design was simple , glass shapes screw into chromium plated metal galleries and fit tight preventing dust and water penetration
*'Powerful electric light bulbs were made available in the 1930s. The new, stronger light they produced meant that increased shading was needed for light fittings. Many new fittings and shades were on sale to meet increased consumer demand. They were designed to look different from earlier gaslights in order to emphasise their clean and modern energy source.'
The chromium plate has worn away to leave slightly tarnished & patinated brass. A quality nickel bayonet bulb holder screws directly into the gallery. We can wire this to meet the purchasers requirements, leaving a tail for mains connection or if preferred it can be mounted on a timber pattress with a trailing cable, inline switch & plug.
* MODA (Museum of Domestic Architecture) archive.
DIMENSIONS: Projection from wall 18cm
Height approx. 22cm
CONDITION: Very Good