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1950s opal glass pendant lights with open underside
Reference 15_2425

1950s Opal Glass Pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: UK

Vintage British glass pendants salvaged from the council chambers of a civic building in the North East of England. Elegant open bottom opal glass with a matt appearance and a brushed aluminium suspension gallery.

detail view of top side of 1950s white opal glass pendants
open underside of vintage 1950s opal Czech pendant light
UK

Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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vintage 1950s opal white glass pendant light hanging above a tom raffield table

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.

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Product details

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

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160 mm
340 mm
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White

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

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A quick word from our customers

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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | UK

Pendant lights

I am so delighted to have found this website - beautiful original lights that are reasonably priced! I was not disappointed when my two pendants arrived. The service was quick and efficient. The lights are amazing. I can't wait to get them up in our new kitchen over the island.

- Sarah | London | UK

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