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Reclaimed German cargo ship lights

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1960s aluminium vintage german cargo ship bulkhead wall lights
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Reclaimed German cargo ship lights

Era: 1950s Origin: Germany

A large run of glass and aluminium naval lights salvaged from the passageways of German cargo ships. The original prismatic glass sits in a polished aluminium enclosure with integral mountings and feature cast maker's marks.

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1960s caged vintage german cargo ship wall lights with prismatic glass
castings on 1960s vintage german cargo ship bulkhead wall lights
1960s caged vintage german cargo ship wall lights with prismatic glass
Reclaim: Lamps & Lighting

Origin: Germany

Our German Cargo ship lights and Opaline glass wall lights are featured in Reclaim magazines 55th issue. Fund us in their Lamps & Lighting segment.

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three vintage german wall lights on kitchen wall

Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, the path is clear for us 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 wax-polish the surface on large rotating cotton wheels adding shine, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

side view of 1960s vintage german cargo ship bulkheads

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. If you require an E26 lamp holder (for use in the USA) please just let us know. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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160 (Glass) mm
230 mm
2.5 kg
280 mm
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Silver

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

Featured in: Blacklock, Rivington Street

Set in an old furniture factory in the heart of London’s East End is Blacklock’s third restaurant - featuring skinflint’s reclaimed German cargo ship lights.

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As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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A quick word from our customers

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The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

- Steve | London | UK

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Beautiful lights, exactly as described and photographed online, and with very quick delivery. Thank you.

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Thank you skinflint for allowing me to add character to my espresso bar and work desk space! And thanks as well for the fabulous customer service.

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