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Salvaged Soviet pendant lights

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vintage industrial Russian pendant lighting with brushed aluminium shade and a bakelite gallery
Reference 15_2272

Salvaged Soviet pendant lights

Era: 1950s Origin: U.S.S.R (former)

Russian Army field lights salvaged from decommissioned stock in Lithuania. Each light comprises the original brushed steel shade and bakelite gallery featuring the manufacturer's detailing and cast marks.

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vintage Russian army field lights with brushed aluminium shades and blake bakelite tops.
U.S.S.R (former)

Origin: U.S.S.R (former)

Many of the products we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc were produced in the former U.S.S.R. and are defined by a clean industrial aesthetic. As with other Communist countries, the same design was often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage. Lights from this region are often defined by their distinctive light green, two-tone colourways.

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a set of three brushed aluminium vintage industrial pendant lights above a kitchen counter

Restoration

Different materials require different processes. At skinflint we are fascinated by interesting surfaces and patinas, that’s why we tend not to repaint our lights as this can make them look too ‘new’ and they lose some of their of individuality. During restoration non-ferrous metals such as aluminium are often sealed using crystalline waxes, or occasionally left raw so the surface can develop an interesting lustre over time.

grey braided cable for lighting and ceiling plate ceiling rose

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of black cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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210 mm
230 mm
0.7 kg
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Silver | Black

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

Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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A quick word from our customers

Pirelli warehouse lights

Excellent packaging and delivery service.

- Richard | Isle of Wight | UK

Lampada biblioteca Versailles

Lampada stupenda!!! Servizio impeccabile e velocissimo, davvero tutti i miei complimenti, siete bravissimi!

- Isabella | Milano | Italy

Light fantastic

Fantastic light and flex... We will be back for more! Service was unimprovable.

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

- Matthew | London | UK