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Retro 1970s Czech wall lights

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Retro 1970s Czech wall lights

Era: 1970s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Retro opaline surface mounted lights salvaged from former Czechoslovakia. The glass produces an even glow and distribution of light when illuminated. Mounted to an aluminium wall plate that has been aqua-blasted to remove any corrosion and powder-coated to seal the metal from further corrosion.

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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

Retro Opaline Wall lights salvaged from the former Czechoslovakia. The glass produces an even glow and distribution of light when illuminated.

Product details

Supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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290 mm
140 mm
1.2 kg
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White

IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

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