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Oxidised Czech industrial lights

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1950s oxidised Czech industrial light
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Oxidised Czech industrial lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Pendant lights salvaged from a factory in the Eastern Bloc featuring an imposing industrial style in testament to its origin. Featuring an oxidised cast steel enclosure, the original linear prismatic glass detailing was engineered to give enhanced all-round illumination.

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A pair of 1950s oxidised Czech industrial lights
Detail shot of 1950s oxidised Czech industrial lights
Detail shot of 1950s oxidised Czech industrial light
Oxidised gallery of a 1950s oxidised Czech industrial light
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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

Lights in our oxide range, such as this one, have specially treated steel and iron enclosures. Arriving in our workshop in varying stages of degradation, the lights are individually oxidised in our workshops to create an interesting array of rich surface patinas. They are then sealed using a specialist preservation technique to prevent further ageing, securing their safe use and unique aesthetic for years to come.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of industrial steel 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
490 mm
13 kg
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Oxide | Clear

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

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

Great Lamp

Love the lamp - it is just what we needed to set off our new kitchen - will have pride of place over the breakfast bar. Excellent service from the company - was notified that delivery would be late by one day but was kept informed. Many thanks.

- Gordon | Glasgow | 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

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

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