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Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lighting (V2)

industrial eastern bloc pendants with original white paint finish
Reference 15_2476_P

Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lighting (V2)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former) Vintage industrial lighting salvaged from a factory within the former Eastern Bloc. With a spun aluminium shade and steel gallery, both with their original factory finish and an additional polished aluminium gallery to the top featuring cast manufacturer's branding.
vintage lighting with white enamel shade and grey gallery
group of industrial eastern bloc pendants with shade and galleries
eastern bloc vintage lamps in grey and white enamel
detail of shade and gallery on industrial pendant light
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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Eastern Bloc industrial pendant lighting over dinning table

Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

grey fabric braided power cable with galvanized chain and ceiling rose

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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380 mm
420 mm
2.3 kg
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Grey | White

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

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A quick word from our customers

1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

Pirelli warehouse lights

Excellent packaging and delivery service.

- Richard | Isle of Wight | UK

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK