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Reference 18_3055

Oxidised Eastern Bloc pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Salvaged from state-owned factories in former Czechoslovakia, these 1950s industrial pendants witnessed the complex political climate of 20th century occupied Eastern Europe. A prismatic glass shade produces a bright glow when illuminated, complimented by an oxidised two-part steel gallery, bringing added warmth. Great in rows above dining areas in bars and restaurants.

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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey 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 linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, black braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask.

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230 (180mm glass) mm
285 mm
6 kg
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Clear | Oxide

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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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

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Excellent packaging and delivery service.

- Richard | Isle of Wight | UK

US shipment within days

Many thanks for your help. Paying customs was easy and arrival of shipment only took a few days. You made this transaction go so quickly and smoothly, I appreciate it.

- Leslie | Florida | US

1930s industrial lighting by REVO

Very happy, arrived promptly and looks amazing. Bought as a feature hall light for our 1930's home renovation and really does the job!
 

- George | Kent | UK