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vintage industrial czech factory pendant aluminium and etched glass
Reference 13_1496

Eastern Bloc factory pendants (Etched)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Imposing industrial pendants from a former Czechoslovakian factory. Polished two part aluminum lamp enclosure with substantial etched glass dome. These make fantastic feature pendants or unusual floor lights. 

detail of industrial czech factory aluminium pendant
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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Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as copper, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this with a technique known as ‘aqua blasting’. Water is mixed with glass particles and applied under high pressure to the surface to ‘blast’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

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Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) Lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial steel suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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240 mm
360 mm
5.5 kg
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Silver

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

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