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XL Vintage Polish industrial lights

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salvaged industrial polish factory lights in aluminium with steel cage
Reference 14_2148

XL Vintage Polish industrial lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Poland

Extra large vintage industrial lighting salvaged from a former Polish factory. Polished aluminium lamp enclosure with oversized upper junction box featuring cast manufacturer's marks, original glass dome and steel protection cage.

 

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top casting and gallery on industrial polish factory pendant light
pair of salvaged industrial polish factory lights with cage
detail of polished aluminium factory light with cage and glass well
original casting of makers mark on polish factory light
XL Vintage Polish industrial light in a living room
Poland

Origin: Poland

Many of the products we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc were produced in Poland. As with the majority of lights designed and manufactured under Communist rule - during the period from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin wall - they are defined by a clean industrial aesthetic, with the same design often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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XL Vintage Polish industrial light hanging above an industrial grey chest of drawers

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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600 mm
8.7 kg
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Silver

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

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