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Salvaged Czech bulkheads. Circa 1950

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Steel obround bulkheads salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Brushed and lacquered two part enclosure with etched diffusion glass. Can be utilised in either a horizontal or vertical orientation making them suitable for both wall and ceiling applications.

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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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Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey 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 linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

Supplied with new porcelain screw (E27) lamp holders.

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120 mm
4.8 kg
280 mm
220 mm
Gun Metal Grey

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

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