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salvaged Hungarian railway signal light
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Hungarian railway signal lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

A stunning run of prismatic railway lights salvaged from decommissioned signalling equipment in Hungary. With many refined details and features, these are real statement lights perfect above a kitchen island or table.

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group of salvaged Hungarian railway signal lights
detail of prismatic glass lens and lacked steel Hungarian railway signal light
detail of lacquered steel and polished aluminium railway signal light from Hungary
group of Hungarian lacquered steel railway signal 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

The lights have been carefully refurbished and reassembled by hand, the substantial steel enclosure has been brushed and lacquered, along with the polished aluminium bezel and prismatic glass lens that sit within the enclosure. Refined details on these fittings include the originally sprung anti-vibration rings, which dampened any movement from the passing trains.

Product details

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

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245 mm
230 mm
8.6 kg
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Gun metal grey

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

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