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Eastern Bloc factory pendants (Etched)

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Eastern Bloc factory pendants (Etched)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial pendants salvaged from a factory in former Czechoslovakia. Each light comprises a polished two-part aluminium lamp enclosure with a substantial etched glass dome. An imposing statement piece for an entrance hallway casting a soft diffused light.

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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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. This ensures every light we reclaim lives on to tell its tale: from its original use, to how it came to be salvaged and restored. The next part of the story is up to you.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain and 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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240 mm
360 mm
5.5 kg
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Silver / Etched

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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