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Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights

Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights
Reference 22_3704

Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Once illuminating factory floors across the Eastern Bloc, these 1950s wall lights witnessed the highs and lows of state-run industry during the Cold War years. A clear prismatic glass lens provides a bright, evenly dispersed glow, complimented by the deep russet tones of an oxidised steel enclosure. Perfect for illuminating bars and restaurants.

Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights
Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights
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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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Restoration

skinflint's range of oxide lights have specially treated steel or iron enclosures that have been purposely and individually oxidised in our workshops. Not only does this prevent further degradation to the light, but it creates a rich array of surface colours and patinas that complement a range of interiors.

Oxidised Eastern Bloc factory lights

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. If you would like an E26 lamp holder (USA), please just ask. Suitable as a wall or ceiling fitting.

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140 mm
4.1 kg
250 mm
205 mm
Oxide

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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