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Reference 16_2653

Salvaged prismatic bulkheads (M)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Salvaged prismatic bulkhead lights with their original linear prismatic glass lens. The two-part lacquered cast steel enclosure has been refurbished and reassembled by hand. 

 

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reclaimed industrial lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass
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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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Salvaged prismatic bulkheads on wall above industrial sideboard

Restoration

Once a light has undergone preparatory treatment and the degraded surface has been removed, we then begin the journey 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 linish the surface on large rotating wire wheels adding depth, grain and highlights to the casting details and bringing out the light’s character through surface and patina.

front view of a lacquered steel bulkhead light with prismatic glass

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder. Suitable for use as both wall and ceiling fittings.

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110 mm
3.4 kg
225 mm
170 mm
Gun metal grey

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

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