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decorative period lighting with original bakelite gallery
Reference 15_2180

Period pendant lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage glass and Bakelite ribbed pendants. Hand blown opaline glass enclosures with original Bakelite covers and short stem hook stanchion. When illuminated the globes produce an even glow and distribution of 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 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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ribbed white opaline glass shade with bakelite gallery hanging above a wooden desk with decorative flowers

Restoration

Over the years, we’ve restored thousands of lights that would otherwise have become scrap - examining, refurbishing and updating one part at a time. But we don’t only piece together the light’s components. We take the time to investigate its history, studying old catalogues for clues and assembling the whole story.

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Product details

Each light is supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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200 mm
420 mm
1.6 kg
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White

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

Salvaged lighting

Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

- Simon | Edinburgh | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

It’s been a pleasure working with you!

I’ve had a difficult time communicating with multiple European-based companies for different projects. skinflint were wonderful and extremely punctual, even with the time difference!

- Monique | USA | Commercial client

Eastern Bloc Fluorescent LED

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. 

- John | Kerry | Ireland