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Salvaged Czech bulkheads

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vintage polished aluminium bulkhead wall light with etched glass
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Salvaged Czech bulkheads

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

A large run of bulkhead lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Each light comprises a two part polished aluminium enclosure with an etched glass which gives a nice diffusion of light when lit. The bulkheads can be used as either wall or ceiling mounted lights.

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vintage reclaimed czech bulkhead wall light with etched glass
pair of vintage bulkhead wall lights with etched glass
vintage polished aluminium bulkhead wall lights
1950s vintage reclaimed polished aluminium bulkhead wall lights
Czechoslovakia (former) country map

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, 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.

front view of polished aluminium vintage wall light

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new porcelain screw (E27) lamp holder.

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120 mm
2.5 kg
280 mm
200 mm
Silver

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

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A quick word from our customers

Beautiful Light! 

I toyed with this light for ages before I bought it, thinking it was a lot of money. When I eventually ordered and received the light, I was not disappointed. I love this light, so heavy, chunky and in my eyes, gorgeous. It will look brilliant in my dining room, in my newly renovated farmhouse. 

- Tina | Cheshire | 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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What a great light - we're really happy with it! Delivery time was really quick too. Will be purchasing other lights from you in due course.

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Great lighting website with some awesome fittings - Very helpful in answering queries and assisting in how to dismantle / assemble for fitting. 

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