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1950s fixed opaline pendant lights

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Reference 18_3130

1950s fixed opaline pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Elegant opaline pendants from the 1950s suspended on a new fixed, powder-coated steel rod. Salvaged from a large school in former Czechoslovakia they feature the original white Bakelite gallery. Fantastic feature lights above a kitchen island or dining table.

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Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of former Czechoslovakia. Under Communist rule the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. The country is also famed for its beautiful glassware, with both wall and ceiling opaline glass lights often being used in public and residential settings, such as housing blocks and schools.

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Restoration

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, and a powder-coated fixed length rod. (If you would prefer an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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300 mm
1160 mm
1.8 kg
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White

Product height: 290mm | Rod length: 870mm | Overall height: 1160mm. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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Thrilled to have found you as I love your product and the service I’ve received. I frequently return to your site and wish to purchase more.

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We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

- Jill & Tony | Cheshire | UK

Industrial style pendants

Our kitchen is now finished and the lights we bought from you are a perfect fit! We couldn't find a better match and your service has been fantastic.

- Natalie | Cornwall | UK