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1950s Industrial bakelite pendants

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1950s Industrial bakelite pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Low profile 1950s industrial pendants, salvaged from a factory warehouse in former Czechoslovakia. The authentic paint finish has been retained on the inside of the bakelite shade, assembled with the original porcelain gallery and glass well. All refurbished by hand.

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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 the 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

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of twisted black braided cable, suspension chain and a ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

Product details

Different materials require different processes. At skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During the restoration, surfaces are sealed using crystalline waxes or left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

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280 mm
3.1 kg
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IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

- Estelle | London | UK