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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 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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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

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I am so delighted to have found this website - beautiful original lights that are reasonably priced! I was not disappointed when my two pendants arrived. The service was quick and efficient. The lights are amazing. I can't wait to get them up in our new kitchen over the island.

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I've been admiring your lights for a while and the great work you guys do bringing them back to life... My Eastern Bloc LED light is now up and it's beautiful. Thanks for restoring such beautiful lights. 

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We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

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