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Naval wall lights by Osaka Tokushu (single bar)

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Reference 19_3254

Naval wall lights by Osaka Tokushu (single bar)

Era: 1960s Origin: Japan

A substantial run of 1960s naval passageway lights by Osaka Tokushu salvaged from decommissioned Japanese cargo ships in India. A brushed and lacquered steel enclosure with a removable protection cage features contrasting brass detailing and the original glass well.

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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 any degraded surfaces have been removed, we begin the journey to bring it back to life. Instead of repainting surfaces, at skinflint the work we do is about protecting and preserving the individual heritage 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.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E14) lamp holder. (If you would prefer an E12 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

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

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

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