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1940s blue hungarian industrial vintage factory shade
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Hungarian factory shades (MK1CB)

Era: 1940s Origin: Hungary

Salvaged from an industrial site in Hungary, this enamel factory shade dates back to the 1940s. Comprising a charcoal blue enamelled reflector and a brushed lacquered steel gallery, the small characterful signs of wear to the enamel reflect the industrial heritage of this piece.

detail of 1940s blue hungarian industrial vintage factory shade
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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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Restoration

Each and every light that we find goes through a variety of processes to bring it from the worn and often dilapidated state it arrives in, to a stage where it is ready for modern-day use. From stripping down and rewiring, to applying a finish and sealing the light preventing further degradation to the surface, the longevity of each light is preserved for decades more to come.

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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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410 mm
300 mm
4.1 kg
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Charcoal Blue

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

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I love it. It arrived quickly and in perfect order. Many thanks.

- Lucy | London | UK

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Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

- Simon | Edinburgh | UK

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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.

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