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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists wall light

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1950s Eastern Bloc machinists wall light

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A Czech wall light salvaged from a former industrial site. The light would have originally been used as task lighting above workshop machinery. Each element has been refurbished and comprises a polished aluminium shade and wall mounting with contrasting lacquered steel arms.

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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 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.

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
960 (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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