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XL Eastern Bloc Industrial Pendant Lighting

XL industrial lighting with brushed aluminium shade
Reference 16_2600

XL Eastern Bloc Industrial Pendant Lighting

Era: 1960s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Original industrial pendants salvaged from a factory in the former Eastern Bloc. With a brushed aluminium shade, lacquered steel/polished aluminium upper gallery and featuring cast manufacturer's details, adding to the refined style of these imposing lights.

XL industrial brushed aluminium shade and gallery pendant light
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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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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.

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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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500 mm
510 mm
2.7 kg
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Grey | Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

Beautiful light

What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

- Dan | Wiltshire | UK

Lampada biblioteca Versailles

Lampada stupenda!!! Servizio impeccabile e velocissimo, davvero tutti i miei complimenti, siete bravissimi!

- Isabella | Milano | Italy

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

- Neil | Cumbria | UK