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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists lights

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2 arm polished machinist wall light
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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage Czech machinists lights salvaged from a former industrial site. The aluminium shade can be angled so the direction of light can be focused to an object. At the base and shade, the light can be fully rotated while the steel arms have lockable lateral adjustment.

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view from underside of 2 arm polished machinist wall light
extended 2 arm polished machinist wall light
detail of shade on 2 arm polished machinist wall light
czechoslovakia former country map

Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Much of the lighting we salvage and restore from the former Eastern Bloc was produced in the manufacturing powerhouses of the 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

At skinflint all original electrical elements are removed and replaced with brand new, certified components (EN60598 if your electrician asks). Any pre-wired lights are then rewired, tested and certified in line with electrical safety standards BS EN 60598. That way you have a light you can rely on every day, for decades to come.

2 arm polished machinist wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied tested and rewired with a new bayonet (B22) lamp holder.

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140 (Shade) mm
n/a mm
2 kg
750 (Max Projection) mm
90 (Base) mm
Silver | Gun metal grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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A quick word from our customers

Superb light

An absolutely beautiful light. Arrived promptly and immaculately packaged. Very efficient service, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. Many thanks.

- Jo | Essex | 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

Versatile light

Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

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