Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)
Reference 23_3811

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Once illuminating busy factory floors, these 1950s bulkheads started their chapter in the Eastern Bloc of former Czechoslovakia. Industrial and rectilinear by design, featuring an original prismatic glass lens and angled mounting, complemented by the deep russet tones of an oxisided steel enclosure. Also available in a larger size, they are perfect for illuminating bars and restaurants.

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)
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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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Restoring vintage lights in the skinflint workshop


Our range of oxide lights have specially treated steel or iron enclosures that have been individually oxidised and sealed in our workshops to prevent any further degradation to the light. The ageing and restoration process creates a rich array of surface colours and patinas, complementary to a range of commercial and residential interiors.

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc oxidised bulkheads (S)

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.


n/a mm
130 mm
4 kg
300 mm
160 mm
Clear | Oxide

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

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I've been admiring your lights for a while and the great work you guys do bringing them back to life... My Eastern Bloc LED light is now up and it's beautiful. Thanks for restoring such beautiful lights. 

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