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Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads

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eastern bloc steel bulkheads with prismatic glass
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Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Former Eastern Bloc prismatic rectilinear bulkhead lights with an angled mounting. Comprising of a linished and lacquered steel enclosure with the original prismatic glass lens.

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group of eastern bloc steel bulkheads with prismatic glass
pair of eastern bloc steel bulkheads with prismatic glass
detail of eastern bloc steel bulkheads with prismatic glass
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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Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads over industrial sideboard

Restoration

Once we’ve salvaged a collection of lights, we bring them home to our studio and begin the slow process of restoration. Each light is disassembled and we examine every component for damage and flaws, so we know which can be kept, and which need to be replaced. We then hand over to our experts – in-house and locally – to carefully restore each component by hand. That often begins with soda-blasting (an environmentally friendly way to remove old paint), before hand-polishing, lacquering and rewiring.

close up of prismatic glass on eastern bloc bulkhead

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. The lights are suitable as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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175 mm
5 kg
280 mm
180 mm
Gun Metal Grey

Supplied 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

Ceiling plates

Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Opaline Pendant 

Love it!

- Michael | Middlesex | UK

A piece of history

We found exactly what we wanted at skinflint: large industrial pendant lights from an old Dunlop Aerospace factory. They fill the space beautifully and we often get asked where they were sourced. With such heritage attached to them, they are like a piece of history that adds to the modern vintage feel we wanted to create. 

- Estelle | London | UK