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Vintage Czech pendant lights. Circa 1950.

Reference 12_1288

Vintage Czech pendant lights. Circa 1950.

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Large run of elegant caged aluminium and glass factory lights from Czechoslovakia. Polished aluminium lamp enclosure with opaline glass diffuser and removable steel protection cage. 

 

 

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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 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

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. Ferrous metals such as iron and steel will usually have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent oxidisation. Woods are waxed to bring out grain and protect the surface. All forms of surface sealing are designed to protect and enhance the surface of the lights.

Product details

Supplied with new screw (E27) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required.

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200 mm
390 mm
2.5 kg
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White / Silver

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

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