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polished aluminium soviet industrial pendant light
Reference 15_2396

Soviet industrial pendant lighting

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

Soviet era industrial pendants salvaged from factories in the former CCCP.  Substantial polished aluminium enclosures with the original glass well. Detailed manufacturers marks and castings on the product add interesting features.

 
pair of polished aluminium and glass soviet pendant lights
detail of polished aluminium with manufacturers details
detail of casting on soviet industrial pendant
pair of polished aluminium soviet industrial pendant light
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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detail of polished aluminium and glass soviet pendants

Restoration

Where possible we retain the original finish of a light - it is part of its history and emphasises its heritage. However, sometimes leaving a surface as we find it just isn’t possible. Some lights made from non-ferrous metals, such as aluminium, arrive so severely degraded we need to remove their outer layers to allow any further surface treatment to be applied. We do this using an environmentally friendly technique known as ‘soda blasting’. Soda blasting works by applying bicarbonate of soda to a surface under high pressure. The crystals explode at the point of impact and this ‘blasts’ the layer of degradation away - leaving the surface clean for the next stage in restoration.

decorative braided grey cable and suspension chain and ceiling plate

Product details

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

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240 mm
590 mm
8.5 kg
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Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

Excellent service

Excellent service in all respects.

- David | Preston | UK

Light fantastic

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

- Gareth | Northamptonshire | UK

Spot on

I’ve now purchased five different products over two home refurbishments. Alongside the product, the service, speed and packaging it is spot on. It's only skinflint that make me wish I had another project to work on and a larger property to kit out.

- Matthew | London | 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