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1950s PIFCO Infra Red Medical Lamp Repurposed As A Desk Lamp

1950s PIFCO Infra Red Medical Lamp Repurposed As A Desk Lamp


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1950s PIFCO Infra Red Medical Lamp Repurposed As A Desk Lamp

This is an absolutely gorgeous 1950s PIFCO Infra Red Medical Lamp Repurposed As A Desk Lamp, and with its original box and instruction leaflet!

In its original finish, it comprises a cream coated aluminium shade, red coated steel support, chrome and red metal carry handle, with a cream circular steel base. There is a chrome knob at the junction of the shade and support to allow adjustment of the angle (up or down).

Perfect for a desk or for use as accent lighting. It has been rewired with red braided wire, electrically tested, and is working beautifully.  

In very good condition, the shade does have scuffs and surface scratches commensurate with age and use.  It is fitted with a LED floodlight bulb and comes complete with the original element cage which is a push-fit into the bulb well with an appropriate (smaller) bulb. 

Approximate Size

Base Diameter: 21cm 
Height (from Base to top of shade): 36 cm

Manufactured by PIFCO (Provinicial Incandescent Fittings Co.) of Failsworth, Manchester. A company established in 1900 to sell lighting appliances and accessories.

Since it no longer complied with current Health and Safety regulations, it was too dangerous to continue to use it as a heat lamp, hence it has been converted to a desk lamp.

Repurposing work undertaken:

  • Rewired with red flex: 0.5cm, 3 core, PVC sheathed, cotton braided.
  • Has a white ceramic screw light fitting 
  • New CE marked white plug top fitted along with a 3A fuse.
  • White In-line switch
  • New low energy, CE marked, bulb. Portable Appliance Testing undertaken (PAT): The lamp has been electrically tested using a flagship Seaward Europa Plus PAT tester, and passed the UK Portable Appliance Inspection.

A great looking vintage industrial light for your office, workplace or for bench craft work. Wonderful iconic design; really special! It is just waiting for you to add your own plug adapter (if outside the UK). 

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