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Eastern Bloc factory shades

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black enamel eastern bloc pendants 1960s
Reference 14_2018

Eastern Bloc factory shades

Era: 1960s Origin: Hungary

A large run of vitreous enamelled two part shades. Salvaged from the Szarvas factory in Hungary, which produced lighting for decades until ordered to start producing coffee makers in the 1970s. The shades were found in a moth balled stock room and have never been used.

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group of black enamel eastern bloc pendants
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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industrial vintage  black enamel eastern bloc pendant

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. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

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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310 mm
510 mm
2.3 kg
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Dark Blue Grey

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

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