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Salvaged Japanese naval bulkheads

Era: 1950s Origin: Japan

Polished brass and glass naval bulkheads salvaged from decommissioned Japanese cargo ships in India. Can be mounted with glass orientated either downward or upward.

Japan

Origin: Japan

Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from Japan. The majority of the products we do reclaim and restore are salvaged from Japanese cargo ships which, after serving long lives at sea, are decommissioned and dismantled at the world’s ship breaking yards in India and Bangladesh. Often produced in Brass, Copper or Aluminium a single ship may contain many thousands of the same light fixture.

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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.

Product details

Complete with removable protection cage and supplied with new brass (B22) lamp holders.

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110 mm
260 mm
2.3 kg
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Brass

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

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