Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)
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Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Once illuminating the factories of the former Eastern Bloc, these 1950s rectilinear bulkheads helped the communist powers work towards the industrialisation of the Soviet Union within former Czechoslovakia. Rectilinear and industrial by design, each wall light retains an original prismatic glass lens with a contrasting linished and lacquered steel enclosure. Also available in a larger size, now ready for their next chapter in bars and restaurants, homes or hotels.

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear bulkheads (S)
Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear 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


Every one of our lights goes through a variety of processes to bring it from its worn and often dilapidated salvaged state, to a stage where it is ready for modern day use at home or in commercial interiors. From disassembling, stripping down and rewiring, to finishing and sealing the light preventing further degradation to the surface. You can rest assured you’re getting an original and unique vintage light that is ready for the next chapter of its life.

Reclaimed Eastern Bloc rectilinear 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
Gun Metal Grey

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

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A quick word from our customers

Chapel opaline light

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

- Kate | Powys | UK

Commendable service

We have often purchased from skinflint and the fittings are exactly as depicted, delivered on time & with excellent customer service.

- Doug | UK | Commercial client

Finishing touches

Lighting is critical to any room and when it came to putting the finishing touches to our vintage kitchen, we came to skinflint - and we found exactly what we wanted.

- Estelle | London | UK

1950s Eastern Bloc machinists lights

These lamps are so practical yet elegant and unique. They’ll add a lot of character to our plain kitchen. The service levels were high - responsive and helpful.

- Clara | London | UK