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1950s Eastern Bloc table light

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1950s Eastern Bloc Table light
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1950s Eastern Bloc table light

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

A 1950s adjustable clamp operated or table mounted light, manufactured in the German Eastern Bloc, originally used for task lighting in factories. Industrial in style and raw in aesthetic featuring a rich array of worn surface patina. Dynamic joints ensure easy articulation of light with junctures at the shade, arm and base. Great for desks in home offices or for craft spaces.

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1950s Eastern Bloc Table light
The shade of a 1950s Eastern Bloc Table light
1950s Eastern Bloc Table light junctures
950s Eastern Bloc Table light adjustable clamp
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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Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 3 meters of black cable, inline switch and a plug. Maximum table thickness for clamp 380mm.

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170 (shade) mm
800 mm
1.7kg kg
1000 (Projection) mm
n/a mm
Grey | Copper

Non-standard delivery (POA). Supplied wired and tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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