Two types of lamp shade are currently offered.

The "Lancaster" (5C/1079) style, with a 24mm hole to suit the original Bakelite bulb holder. 

Also available with a 19mm hole to suit a modern or original metal bulb holder as used in the Short Sunderland flying boat.

The "Shackleton" (bowl) style, with a 19mm bulb holder mounting to suit both original and modern bulb holders.

These items are not mass-produced imports or inferior efforts that perhaps may look similar to an original - but not bear close examination or directly replace it (dimensions, shape and fitment).

Therefore, we have invested in designs, jigs and tooling to ensure that manufacture, assembly and finishing of our products is of the highest standard and under the direct control of Retro3a during all stages.  

Discerning customers deserve nothing less.......

Finishes Available:

  • As-made
  • Polished
  • Brushed
  • Satin 
  • Powder coated (bead-blast surface preparation, choice of colours)
  • Heritage "Lancaster" (hand painted and patinated, with Inspection stamp mark - see photo)

Each lamp shade comes complete with machined and riveted mounting bosses and black fibre friction washers - just like the original. We do not use modern rivet nuts or threaded inserts. We remain 100% faithful to the original design concept and detail.

High quality stainless steel fastener and electroplated Thackray washer sets are also available. We can supply the parts that fit correctly and look right.

Retro3a - where quality, attention to detail and service come first.

Contact us for a quotation