1950s Czech machinist wall light
Reference 23_3746

1950s Czech machinist wall light

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Once providing illumination for detailed machine work, this 1950s one-off wall light was salvaged from a factory in the industrial heart of former Czechoslovakia. Versatile by design, this shade maintains its original finish, with patina indicative of its rich heritage. Featuring ball and socket joints at the shade and wall plate, this piece is perfect for task lighting in studio spaces.

1950s Czech machinist wall light
1950s Czech machinist wall 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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At skinflint we are fascinated by different materials and the interesting patinas that develop on their surface over time with age. That’s why we tend not to repaint our lights, instead retaining and celebrating their authenticity and individual character. Giving you a vintage light that is truly unique.

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Product details

Each light is supplied rewired and tested with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. If you would like an E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask. Projection Min. 500mm | Max. 870mm.


150 (shade) mm
n/a mm
1.5 kg
870 (Max Projection) mm
85 mm

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

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | UK

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Very happy, arrived promptly and looks amazing. Bought as a feature hall light for our 1930's home renovation and really does the job!

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