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Vintage German railway floor lights

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Vintage German railway floor lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

Vintage German railway signal light mounted to a salvaged medical stand. The light was retrieved from defunct signalling equipment at a station outside of Berlin, Germany.

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Germany

Origin: Germany

German designs are famed for their clean lined and well engineered approach. The Bauhaus School played a major role in combining design with engineering during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A number of lights we salvage were influenced by Bauhaus School design. From the mid to late 20th century, Communist East Germany 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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Restoration

Each component of the light has been patiently and sensitively restored. The aluminium enclosure has been soda-blasted and then hand polished, the original glass lens cleaned and a new support bracket manufactured, which allows the light to be angled on the stand. The three-legged medical stand, made from steel, has been brushed and lacquered to seal the surface and prevent oxidisation.

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, three metres Elephant Grey braided cable, foot switch and plug.

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170 (Lens) mm
1580 (min) | 2200 (max) mm
9 kg
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400 (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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