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Eastern Bloc industrial lighting. Circa 1950

1950s industrial grey enamel pendant
Reference 14_1839

Eastern Bloc industrial lighting. Circa 1950

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Elegant Eastern Bloc factory lights with integral steel galleries. Low profile enamelled reflector with brushed and lacquered steel galleries.

embossed makers mark on 1950s industrial grey enamel pendant
internal view of 1950s industrial grey enamel pendant
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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

The restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might mean: Soda-blasting – an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint; Polishing – to restore and revitalise the surface of the light; Lacquering – a sealing process that protects the light’s surface from further deterioration; Rewiring – so the light works perfectly, every time.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized chain and ceiling rose

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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420 mm
350 mm
4.1 kg
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Dove Grey

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

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