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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 former Czechoslovakia. Each light comprises a two-part polished aluminium enclosure with an etched glass which diffuses the light when illuminated.

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vintage reclaimed czech bulkhead wall light with etched glass
pair of vintage bulkhead wall lights with etched glass
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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Salvaged Czech bulkheads over industrial sideboard

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. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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120 mm
2.5 kg
280 mm
200 mm
Silver

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

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