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Oxidised Hungarian factory shades (blue)

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Oxidised Hungarian factory shades (blue)

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

Salvaged from an industrial site in Hungary, these enamel factory shades date back to the 1950s. Comprising the original enamelled steel shade with manufacturer's embossing and a contrasting oxidised gallery. Sensitively restored, there is slight localised wear to the enamel in testament to their industrial heritage. A classic pendant above a kitchen island.

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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

At skinflint we are fascinated by the interesting surfaces and patinas that our vintage lights obtain with age. That's why we tend not to repaint our lights and celebrate their individuality instead. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time. Ferrous metals such as iron and steel will usually have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

Product details

Each light is supplied new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of industrial black 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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355 mm
280 mm
3.53 kg
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Blue | Oxide

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

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