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Eastern Bloc industrial lights Circa 1950

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Steel and prismatic glass industrial lights from the Eastern Bloc
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Eastern Bloc industrial lights Circa 1950

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

Vintage industrial lighting salvaged from factories within the former Eastern Bloc. Original linear prismatic glass well within brushed and lacquered steel enclosure featuring cast manufactures marks. 

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Group of Steel and prismatic glass industrial lights from the Eastern Bloc
Pair of Steel and prismatic glass industrial lights from the Eastern Bloc
Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany 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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steel and prismatic glass industrial pendant light above a grey blue set of drawers

Restoration

Different materials require different processes. At Skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration ferrous metals such as iron and steel will usually have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

grey braided cable and industrial suspension chain

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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260 mm
280 mm
11.5 kg
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Gun Metal Grey

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

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