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XL Eastern Bloc industrial lights

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XL Eastern Bloc industrial lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Substantial extra large enamelled factory shades with a brushed and lacquered steel gallery. This style of light was used extensively throughout the former Eastern bloc countries and these were salvaged from a factory on the border of the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

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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 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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XL Eastern Bloc industrial lights above a sideboard

Restoration

Restoring a light doesn’t necessarily mean making it ‘like new’. We often preserve the visible signs of age, such as spots of wear and patina, to give a hint about the light’s first story. Or we might reveal the bare metal, accentuating its build and design.

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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530 mm
500 mm
5.3 kg
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Black (White internal)

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

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A quick word from our customers

Fantastic, so pleased

I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

R.A.F hanger light

What a great looking light! Fantastic in the kitchen and a great talking point. Thanks.

- Neil | Cumbria | UK

Opaline Pendant 

Love it!

- Michael | Middlesex | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client