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XL Eastern Bloc industrial lighting

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extra large grey industrial shades with polished gallery
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XL Eastern Bloc industrial lighting

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Imposing Eastern Bloc industrial pendants salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia. Enamelled steel reflector, polished aluminium gallery and a brushed and lacquered steel bezel, both with the original manufacturer's details and plaques.

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extra large grey industrial shades with white internal enamel
extra large grey enamel shades with manufactures plaque
pair of extra large grey industrial shades with polished gallery
polished galleries on grey enamel shades
Czechoslovakia (former) country map

Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of the 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

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

grey braided cable and suspension chain

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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600 mm
740 mm
11 kg
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Anthracite Grey

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

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Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint, and we found exactly what we wanted.

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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. 

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