here is my recently aquired small chrome fluorescent light fitting which i believe is from 1953 due to the date stamped on the massive cardboard capacitor!!
it is switch start with the starter enclosed at one end of the lamp undee a bullet end cap,
it came with an old philips t8 with nickel strip but i have since put an old atlas 15w t12 in that i had (see more about this lamp in my lamps folder) the starter looks very old, just has "british made" and 30w-40w and cat numbers etched into it, no brand name,
no manufacturers name on the ballast label probably long fell off, but it looks similar to other nz made ballasts i have in vintage fixtures, has old cloth wiring inside, has a push switch on one side, and is made of very solid chrome, nice small little fixure - and works well