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Reclaimed Czech factory wall lights

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industrial wall lighting from czech factory caged glass round bulkhead
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Reclaimed Czech factory wall lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Industrial circular bulkhead lights salvaged from a factory in former Czechoslovakia. Comprising of a two-part brushed and lacquered cast steel enclosure, a removable protection cage and the original glass lens.

As featured in the 2018 film 'Overlord'.

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caged glass steel round bulkhead wall light from industrial czech factory
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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 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 a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey to bring it back to life. At skinflint we tend not to repaint surfaces, this would make the lights look too ‘new’ and they’d lose some of their individuality. So, with ferrous metals such as iron and steel, we linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

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 the 2018 film Overlord. 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.

front view of round glass caged steel bulkhead wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied with two new porcelain screw (E27) holders. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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280 mm
150 mm
4.8 kg
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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

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Totally gorgeous; I love it. Delivery was very fast too. I now have two choices (a) ration visits to this website or (b) buy a bigger house with space for all the stunning lights! 

- Jean | London | UK

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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

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Arrived next day, beautifully packaged and perfect for my own chapel renovation!

- Kate | Powys | UK

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Great light. It looks very smart. I was initially worried that it might be slightly big for the room (we don't have high ceilings) but it looks great and I am really pleased with it.

- Carineh | Oxfordshire | UK