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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists floor light

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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 machinist's light and medical stand, salvaged from a former industrial site in former Czechoslovakia. 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.

As featured in the film 'Infinite'.

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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists floor light
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Floor stand of 1950s Eastern Bloc machinists floor 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 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 any degraded surfaces have been removed, we begin the journey to bring it back to life. At skinflint the work we do is about protecting and preserving the individual heritage of each piece. So instead of repainting surfaces, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels to add depth and grain, highlighting any original casting details to bring out the light’s character through surface and patina.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as 'Mission Impossible'? You can spot this particular light in the motion picture 'Infinite', below. Explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

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Product details

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

Non-standard delivery. 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

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | 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

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

"Genius Full Circle initative"

Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK