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Eastern Bloc Caged Factory Pendant Lights

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industrial czech caged aluminium and glass pendant
Reference 14_2017

Eastern Bloc Caged Factory Pendant Lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial pendants salvaged from a factory within former Czechoslovakia. A polished two part aluminium enclosure and original glass well, steel protection cage and original manufacturer's plaques. These make fantastic feature lights over island work tops.

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pair of industrial czech caged aluminium and glass pendants
original manufacturers plaque on industrial czech pendant
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Eastern Bloc caged factory pendants
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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

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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, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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110 (Glass) mm
310 mm
2.8 kg
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Silver

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

British Factory Light

I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

- David | East Sussex | UK

Salvaged lighting

Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

- Simon | Edinburgh | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | 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