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Oxidised Eastern Bloc pendant lights

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Oxidised Eastern Bloc pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial prismatic pendants salvaged from factories within former Czechoslovakia, featuring an oxidised and sealed two part steel enclosure. The original prismatic glass refractor creates a striking all round glow and distribution of light when illuminated.

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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

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

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