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1950s Hungarian ceiling lights

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1950s Hungarian ceiling light
Reference 21_3553

1950s Hungarian ceiling lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

These compact angled pendants began their journey as inspection lights in Budapest in the 1950s. Now converted for use as ceiling lights, featuring a fixed suspension rod, enamelled shades with various worn manufacturer's marks and a refined glass well. Restored and ready for their next chapter in offices, bars, restaurants and shops, perfect for illuminating over signs and feature areas.

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Manufacturer's logo on a 1950s Hungarian ceiling light
1950s Hungarian ceiling light
Hungary

Origin: Hungary

We salvage high volumes of industrial and decorative lighting from this landlocked former Eastern Bloc country. Hungarian industrial enamel shades are often available in blue or white, whereas the decorative glassware has more of a clean line and timeless design. In the mid to late 20th century, the Communist east produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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Restoration

At skinflint restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age and interesting spots of wear and patina in a testament to the light’s first story. Other times we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design. Whatever the restoration process, you can be sure you are receiving a truly unique vintage light fitting.

Black ceiling plate of 1950s Hungarian ceiling light

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder.

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135 mm
1300 mm
1.5 kg
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Blue | Black | White (internal)

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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