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Historic German street lighting (Type 1)

1950 vintage street light from berlin
Reference 14_1927

Historic German street lighting (Type 1)

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

Salvaged German street lighting from Berlin with spun aluminium shade with a vintage industrial brushed finish.

 

underside of 1950s vintage street light aluminium light shade
1950s vintage street light aluminium light shade
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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Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

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Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable and ceiling suspension plate.

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370 mm
180 mm
1.4 kg
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IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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