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1970s industrial caged bulkhead lights

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1970s industrial caged bulkhead lights

Era: 1970s Origin: Germany

A substantial run of reclaimed vintage oval-shaped German bulkheads. Sensitively restored retaining their original glass and two-part steel enclosure. The authentic worn paint finish and patina on the cage, manufacturer's plaques and markings are all in testament to their previous industrial use and heritage.

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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

At skinflint we are fascinated by different materials and the interesting patinas that develop on their surface with age. That’s why we tend not to repaint our lights, instead retaining their authenticity and individual character. Different materials require different restoration processes, so here ferrous metals such as steel will have a clear lacquer powder-coated onto the surface to prevent further oxidation, sealing and enhancing the look and longevity of the lights for decades more to come.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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150 mm
3.8 kg
360 mm
200 mm
Grey | Silver | Clear

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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1940s industrial lights

The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

Wonderfully restored

Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

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