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XL aluminium German factory lights (V2)

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vintage german industrial factory pendants with aluminium and glass
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XL aluminium German factory lights (V2)

Era: 1960s Origin: Germany

Beautifully engineered German explosion proof industrial lights salvaged from factories within the former Eastern Bloc. Polished aluminium enclosure featuring cast manufacturers marks and with original glass well.

 

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pair of vintage german industrial factory pendants with aluminium and glass
pair of vintage german industrial factory pendants with aluminium and glass
detail of casting on aluminium enclosure
detail of pair of vintage german industrial factory pendants with aluminium and glass
vintage XL aluminium German factory lights
Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany 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

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.

Grey fabric braided power cable with chrome suspension chain and ceiling rose

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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400 mm
8 kg
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IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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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