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Czech Army field light pendants

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pair of salvaged Czech army pendant lights with green shade and adjustable bracket
Reference 15_2168

Czech Army field light pendants

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Czechoslovakian Army field lamps comprising of a spun aluminium shade with the original worn factory finish and a Bakelite upper gallery. The lights have lateral adjustment from the shade which allows them to be used to illuminate a wall or object.

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converted czech army pendant lights with green and cream shade
original green painted finish on Czech army pedant lighting
Czechoslovakia (former) country map

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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angled Czech army pedant light above an industrial set of drawers

Restoration

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 restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

gold fabric braided power cable with decorative suspension chain and ceiling plate

Product details

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

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210 mm
320 mm
1.3 kg
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Army Green

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

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