1930 12" Explosion Proof Benjamin Pendant Light

1930 12" Explosion Proof Benjamin Pendant Light


Nice pair of wired and CSA approved benjamin fixtures. Ideal for a kitchen Island application. Price per item


Benjamin Electric Manufacturing Company was a ChicagoIllinois electrical company founded in the late 19th century.

The company was founded by Reuben Berkley Benjamin, and filed its first patent for an electric lamp socket in 1898. The company went on to manufacture various other electrical products. One of Benjamin's most notable products was their series of non-contact fire alarm horns, introduced in the early 1920s. They were available in flush-mount, single, and double projector versions, in either red or gray. These horns were mainly used by IBM, and later SimplexGrinnell up until the 1960s. In 1958, Benjamin was bought out by Thomas Industries, Inc.

After his death, Benjamin Electric Ltd. Company continued on with his legacy. Two of the most noticeable accomplishments were the “Benjamin” Flood Lighting system in Westminster Abbey for the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation in 1953 (Benjamin Electric Ltd. Manufactured equipment used by Holophane Ltd. at Coronation) and the Tower Bridge of London in 1964.

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