U Collection: Antique Solid Copper Swift Laundry Posser Washer Light
U Collection: Antique Solid Copper Swift Laundry Posser Dolly Washer Light
This antique dolly washer, made by renowned company Swift, makes an interesting pendant light. Made of solid copper the posser was traditionally used in the early 1900s for possing laundry, agitating water up and down in a metal dolly tub, to assist the cleaning process. The antique posser has seen some service, as evident with the dents and knocks to the rim, but this does not detract from its overall appeal. The company's original brass plate is in place.
The antique has been transformed using solid brass fittings including: screw/Edison lamp holder (E27), ceiling rose, chain and hooks with twisted retro-style, mid-brown cable and a specially turned hardwood pattress with a French polish finish.
Dimensions: maximum height 90cm (chain and cable can be easily shortened) x diameter 23cm.
Utopia's Unexpected Lights
All Utopia's lights are unique and are handmade in our studios in North Norfolk from interesting antiques and finds. They each tell a narrative and enjoy close inspection to reveal strong craftsmanship and hidden layers of interest and wonder.
Creating our distinctive lights – the narrative behind the story Reclaimed elegance – the artefacts that Utopia sources for its lights are deliciously old, usually antique, sometimes vintage, and this ‘narrative’ is reflected in their character, patina and form – Utopia celebrates the knocks, chips, and scratches of their stories. The inspired selection of the original object and the process it goes through to make it covetable and unique is what makes our products special – every lamp/light is a one-off.
Peace of Mind Enjoy the aesthetics of top quality heritage styling: traditional twisted fabric cable, aged metal fittings, retro-style chains and traditional plugs, whilst having the peace of mind that your light is safe, having been completely wired/rewired by experts using modern fittings.
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