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Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads

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eastern bloc steel bulkheads with prismatic glass
Reference 14_2051

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.

As featured in the film 'Mission Impossible: Fallout'.

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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 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.

Our lights on the big screen

Did you know that our vintage lights regularly star in feature films such as Mission Impossible and hit TV series such as Warner Bros’ Pennyworth? This particular light was used in Mission Impossible: Fallout. You can explore other collector’s pieces from the big screen in our vintage prop lighting collection. Alternatively, if you’re interested in our prop hire services click here.

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

Bibliotheque Lights

Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

- Miriam | Hampshire | UK

Pendant lights

I am so delighted to have found this website - beautiful original lights that are reasonably priced! I was not disappointed when my two pendants arrived. The service was quick and efficient. The lights are amazing. I can't wait to get them up in our new kitchen over the island.

- Sarah | London | UK

Eastern Bloc Fluorescent LED

I've been admiring your lights for a while and the great work you guys do bringing them back to life... My Eastern Bloc LED light is now up and it's beautiful. Thanks for restoring such beautiful lights. 

- John | Kerry | Ireland

Everyone adores our lights

We adore skinflint lights. Thank you for our latest buy retro Czechoslovakian pendant (V2). We love it, as well as the 1950s Polish street light and industrial pendant lighting we bought from you. We hope you like how we have used them in our home.

- Jill & Tony | Cheshire | UK