1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light

1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light hero
Reference 23_3761

1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light

Era: 1950s Origin: Hungary

Born after the Hungarian revolution of 1956, this vintage spotlight was once used by Soviet forces at the border between Hungary and Austria. Now converted for use as a floor light and mounted to a WWII field tripod. An imposing enclosure features an original factory finish and manufacturer’s markings reminiscent of the era. Positionable at the shade and adjustable via the tripod, perfect for making a statement in large entrances, bars and living rooms.

1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light
1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light
1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light
1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light
1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light
1950s Vintage Hungarian floor light

Origin: Hungary

We salvage high volumes of industrial and decorative lighting from this landlocked former Eastern Bloc country. Hungarian industrial enamel shades are often available in blue or white, whereas the decorative glassware has more of a clean line and timeless design. In the mid to late 20th century, the Communist east produced a wide variety of lights for both industrial, commercial and residential applications often manufactured in three scaled versions to cater for varying bulb wattage.

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Elephant grey braided cable

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 6mtrs of elephant grey cable, inline foot switch and plug. If you would prefer another colour cable or an E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask. Total height from ground 2100mm.


1120 (legs) mm
2100 mm
14.5 kg
n/a mm
n/a mm
Anthracite Grey

Non-standard delivery. Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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