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Reclaimed Polish tram lights. Circa 1960

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Reclaimed Polish tram lights. Circa 1960

Era: 1960s Origin: Poland

Substantial run of vintage lights salvaged from 1960s decommissioned Polish trams. Brushed and lacquered steel bezel, refinished rear enclosure and opaline convex glass diffuser. Suitable for use as either ceiling or wall fittings.

black and white photo of 1960s polish tram
black and white photo of 1960s polish tram interior with ceiling lights
Poland

Origin: Poland

Many of the products we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc were produced in Poland. As with the majority of lights designed and manufactured under Communist rule - during the period from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin wall - they are defined by a clean industrial aesthetic, with the same design often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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black and white photo of 1960s polish tram interior with ceiling lights

Restoration

As depicted within the images, these lights were installed in the Konstal 13N tram produced between the years 1959-1969 by 'production plant Konstal' in Chorzow Poland. The 13N was a Polish copy of the Czechoslovakian Tatra T1 produced by CKD which supplied most of the trams in the Eastern Bloc.

scale drawing of polish tram lights

Product details

An aperture in either the wall or ceiling of 205mm and a recessing depth of 40mm is required for installling these lights. Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders. (Can be converted to accept a screw E27 or E26 lamp holders if required.)

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260 mm
90 (Exposed) mm
1.1 kg
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White / Grey

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

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