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amber reclaimed glass lens pendant from railway light
Reference 15_2409

Reclaimed railway light lenses (V4)

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

Prismatic glass lenses reclaimed from railway signalling equipment in Hungary. These stepped amber lenses have been transformed into fantastic feature pendants. Small amounts of wear to the lens surface emphasises the age and heritage of the products. Also available in red, blue and turquoise colours.

group of amber reclaimed glass lens pendant from railway lights
amber glass lens pendant lights salvaged 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 any degraded surfaces have been removed, we begin the restoration journey to bring it back to life. At skinflint we try not to repaint surfaces, instead sticking true to the heritage and preserving the individuality of each piece. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we finish the surface on large rotating wire wheels to add depth and grain, highlighting any original casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 2mtrs of elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable please just ask).

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140 mm
50 mm
0.4 kg
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Amber

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

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A quick word from our customers

1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

Excellent service

Good product listings with careful explanations. 

- Robert | Chichester | UK

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK