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amber reclaimed glass lens pendant from railway light
Reference 15_2409

Reclaimed railway light lenses (V4)

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

Stunning prismatic glass lenses reclaimed from railway signalling equipment in Hungary. These stepped amber glass lenses have been transformed into fantastic feature pendants. Small amounts of wear to the lens surface emphasises the age and heritage of the products.

 


 

group of amber reclaimed glass lens pendant from railway lights
detail of amber glass lens pendant lights
amber glass lens pendant lights salvaged from railway lights
prismatic glass lens reclaimed from railway lights
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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us 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 wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Supplied with bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate.

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140 mm
50 mm
0.4 kg
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Amber

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

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