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Wall lamp
Photo: fred foster
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Item #: 18497
My cousin from US was in London and came across this lamp at Eltham Palace. Can anyone shed any light on where it was made?

Comment by: Ron Hunt on 18th September 2011 at 10:59

I think it was made by the WATERHEYES? company, which was on the site of what is now the OAK HOTEL

Comment by: Mick on 18th September 2011 at 23:39

We used to have watertight electrical plugs sockets and light fittings on the rigs in the north sea made by water heyes but I didnt see one like that.

Comment by: Steve on 19th September 2011 at 21:51

Waterheyes Co manufactured flameproof electrical equipment mainly for the Mining industry.The bulkhead fitting in the photo was known as the Wigan fitting.

Comment by: david devine on 21st September 2011 at 10:42

When I started work as a butcher in the wigan market, we had one like that in the fridge. I still have the key to it. it has wigan written on it.

Comment by: Vinny W on 11th April 2012 at 17:20

Made in Wigan at Water Heyes, Green used to buy cheap stuff from Calderbanks scrap yard, thats where the lamp must have come from, They are the same that were used at the back of council houses,

Comment by: John Redmond on 28th October 2013 at 22:01

It was made by Heyes of Wigan, a company founded by my great grandfather who had been a colliery electrician. Heyes became a major exporter selling lights, bells etc for coal mines and ships but more or less collapsed in the 1960s.

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