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Naval passageway lights by Osaka Tokushu

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naval bulkhead wall lights from japan
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Naval passageway lights by Osaka Tokushu

Era: 1950s Origin: Japan

A large run of steel and glass naval passageway lights by 'Osaka Tokushu' salvaged from decommissioned Japanese cargo ships in India. Featuring a brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with a removable protection cage, contrasting brass detailing and the original glass well and manufacturer's marks.

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a group of navel bulkhead wall lights
detail of casting and makers mark on bulkhead lights
Japan

Origin: Japan

Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from Japan. The majority of the products we do reclaim and restore are salvaged from Japanese cargo ships which, after serving long lives at sea, are decommissioned and dismantled at the world’s ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh. Often produced in Brass, Copper or Aluminium a single ship may contain many thousands of the same light fixture.

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Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we begin the journey to bring it back to life. At skinflint we try not to repaint surfaces, instead sticking true to the heritage and preserving the individuality of each piece. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels to add depth and grain, highlighting any original casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

side view of bulkhead naval wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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120 mm
155 mm
2.5 kg
230 (projection) mm
n/a mm
Gun metal grey | Brass

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

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