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Eastern Bloc machinists lights. Circa 1950 (3 Arm V1)

1950s vintage machinists wall light with polished shade
Reference 14_1982

Eastern Bloc machinists lights. Circa 1950 (3 Arm V1)

Era: 1950s

Vintage wall or table mounted machinists lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Polished aluminium shade and base with brushed and lacquered 3 steel arm arrangement. Full rotational and lockable adjustment at shade, arm junctures and base.

 

 

detail of 1950s vintage machinists wall light with polished shade
wall mounted 1950s vintage machinists wall light with polished shade

Restoration

The restoration process our lighting goes through can take many months. To begin, we gently disassemble each light fitting, letting us spot any flaws and plan how best to bring it up to modern electrical standards. Then, our team of experts patiently restore each component by hand. Typically, this might mean: Soda-blasting – an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint; Polishing – to restore and revitalise the surface of the light; Lacquering – a sealing process that protects the light’s surface from further deterioration; Rewiring – so the light works perfectly, every time.

close up view of shade on 1950s vintage machinists wall light

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

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140 (Shade) mm
n/a mm
3 kg
1300 (Max Projection) mm
90 (Base) mm
Silver / Gun metal grey

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

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