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salvaged Hungarian caged dark grey enamel pendant
Reference 14_2086

Caged Hungarian factory shade (MK1AG)

Era: 1960s Origin: Hungary

Caged factory light salvaged from an industrial site in Hungary. Vitreous enamelled shade with brushed and lacquered steel enclosure, glass well and protection cage. Localised wear to the enamel adds character and emphasises the age. 

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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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embossed 1960s Hungarian dark grey enamel shade

Restoration

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

salvaged Hungarian caged dark grey enamel pendant

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) Lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E26) lamp holders (for use in USA) if required. Please state at point of order.

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4.1 kg
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Anthracite Grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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