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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists floor light

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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists floor light

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A floor standing Czech machinist's light and medical stand, salvaged from a former industrial site. The polished aluminium shade and lacquered steel arms - with lockable, lateral adjustment - come mounted to a 1960s, three-legged brushed and lacquered steel telescopic stand.

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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

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Product details

The light is supplied tested and rewired with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder, 4 meters black PVC cable, inline switch and a plug. Maximum height: 2500mm | Minimum height: 1400mm

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140 (shade) mm
2500 (maximum) mm
5 kg
760 (projection) mm
360 (base) mm
Silver | Gun Metal Grey

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

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A quick word from our customers

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | UK

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

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

Finishing touches

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.

- Estelle | London | UK