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“A unique, custom-made table light featuring a ‘mid ’70s tinplate aeroplane transformed into a replica of an existing light aircraft registered in the south of England”.

A reclaimed, friction-drive Cessna with inner mechanism restored to fully-working order to connect the revolving wheels with the spinning propellor. The aircraft was lightly restored to an authentic, colour finish and appropriate worn patina. The original litho-printed cockpit, pilot and passengers have been sensitively retained and merged with the new livery.

The base of the light is constructed from a reclaimed globe. Chad Valley was one of the largest British toy manufacturers, established in 1860 and holder of a Royal Warrant. Their tin globes were a standard for many child’s bedroom from this time and this is a version is also mid ‘70s. Connected with reclaimed copper tubing and plumbing fittings the peace incorporates a contemporary string of miniature lED bulbs powered by a concealed battery pack and actuated with a large surface mounted toggle-switch reminiscent of aircraft equipment.

Available for commission and customisation for design and colour. Price is variable depending on complexity and availability of donor material.


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