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Period Czechoslovakian lighting (V2)

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A large run of unusual pendants salvaged from school buildings within former Czechoslovakia. The ribbed glass globe with a new spun brass gallery makes these fantastic feature lights within circulation, living or kitchen areas.

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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 we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of brass suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and a ceiling mounting plate. If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E27/E26 lamp holder, please just ask).

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220 mm
300 (Inc stanchion) mm
1.4 kg
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White | Brass

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

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