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eastern bloc industrial steel and glass wall light
Reference 14_1808

Eastern Bloc wall lights (M)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Eastern Bloc prismatic bulkhead lights with angled mounting. Linished and lacquered steel enclosure with prismatic glass lens. Can be installed in either a vertical or horizontal orientation making them suitable for wall, ceiling and floor applications.

pair of eastern bloc industrial steel and glass wall lights
side view of eastern bloc industrial steel and glass wall light
end view of eastern bloc industrial steel and glass wall light
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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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.

glass detail of eastern bloc industrial steel and glass wall light

Product details

Supplied with new (B22) lamp holders.

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160 mm
3.9 kg
250 mm
200 mm
Gun Metal Grey

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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