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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

Supplied wired and 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

1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

British Factory Light

I am very pleased with my purchase, it finishes off my dining room just perfectly. 

- David | East Sussex | UK

A real gem!

What a great little product, saves masses of time and cost rewiring. Will be back for more!

- Chris | Gloucester | 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