Loading

1950s U.S warship pendants

Left
Naval lights salvaged from US warships
Reference 23_3732

1950s U.S warship pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.A

Serving on a U.S. naval warship throughout the Cold War, these 1950s pendants witnessed action in Korea and Vietnam. Manufactured to withstand hazardous environments, an enamelled shade features patina indicative of its rich naval history with steel caging surrounding the glass well. A large polished aluminium gallery features manufacturer’s labels and castings. Perfect for creating statements in kitchens and bars.

Left
1950s U.S warship pendants
1950s U.S warship pendants
1950s U.S warship pendants
1950s U.S warship pendants
U.S.A

Origin: U.S.A

Unlike the communist Eastern Bloc countries, lighting design in mid-century U.S.A. 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. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

View all lights from U.S.A
Restoring vintage lights in the skinflint workshop

Restoration

At skinflint we are fascinated by different materials and the interesting patinas that develop on their surface over time. Celebrating each light’s age, authenticity and individual character, we restore wherever possible with a 'light touch'. Meanwhile, behind the scenes you can rest assured your light is ready for modern-day use. Giving you a truly unique vintage light with a story.

Ceiling kit for 1950s U.S warship pendants

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer another colour cable, please just ask.

Diameter:
Height:
Weight:
Length:
Width:
Colour:

355 mm
340 mm
4.9 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
White | Silver

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

Featured in: Mas des Infermières, Provence

A special large delivery of our restored vintage lights carefully made their way over to sun-soaked Provence for the sustainably minded restoration of this winery, owned by one very famous film director.

Read more ...
skinflint vintage lighting at Mas des Infermi?res winery

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

Trade in, get credit
skinflint, full circle
light bulbs faq

Light Bulbs

Why we recommend using energy-saving LED light bulbs in all of our vintage lights.

Read more

shipping icon

Shipping

Our UK and international shipping and our no quibble return options explained.

Read more

Wet rooms icon

Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

Read more

skinflint lighting certifications

Certifications

Our UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA), British Standards and UL certifications.

Read more

B corp logo

B-Corp

Everything you need to know about B Corps - explained.

Read more

More lights from the 1950s

More lights from U.S.A

A quick word from our customers

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

Lampada biblioteca Versailles

Lampada stupenda!!! Servizio impeccabile e velocissimo, davvero tutti i miei complimenti, siete bravissimi!

- Isabella | Milano | Italy

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

Vintage Mek Elek Wall Light

My beautiful lamp arrived and the bespoke adaption is fabulous - this beauty is now mobile in my art studio, perfect for when I’m washing down my silk screens or doing detailed pencil work at my desk. 

- Nicola | Woodford Green | UK