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Vintage Eastern Bloc machinists lights. (3 Arm)

1950s 3 arm czech machinists wall light with bakelite
Reference 14_1887

Vintage Eastern Bloc machinists lights. (3 Arm)

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Vintage wall mounted machinists lights salvaged from a factory in the former Czechoslovakia. Circa 1950. Polished aluminium shade and base with triple brushed and lacquered steel arm arrangement. Full rotational and lockable adjustment at shade, base and arm interconnections.

 

extended 1950s 3 arm czech machinists wall light with bakelite
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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

In the mid 20th century, lights were designed with care and made to last. The work we do at skinflint is based on respecting and preserving the heritage of each piece. We have three guiding principles: To salvage the best lighting from the 1920s to the 1970s; To restore every piece sensitively - without compromising its character; To restore each fixture to the highest modern standards. Every light we reclaim has two tales to tell - its original use, and how it came to be salvaged. We’ll let you know its history but the next chapter is up to you.

1950s 3 arm czech machinists wall light bakelite detail

Product details

Supplied tested and rewired with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders.

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140 (Shade) mm
n/a mm
1.4 kg
1100 (Max Projection) mm
90 (Base) mm
Silver / Gun metal grey

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

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Beautiful little ceiling plate. Elegant. Functional. Well made. Simple to install. Top quality. Excellent condition. Excellent 

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Just what I had been looking for

I was very happy with the products I received. They arrived quickly and were packed brilliantly and professionally. There was no way they were going to be damaged in transit.

- Shakilah | Buckinghamshire | UK

Outstanding customer service

Thank you for the very careful crating and packing. The fixture is even better in person! We are so impressed with not only your inventory, but your outstanding customer service. 

- Jerry | California | US

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Amazing! We are so so happy with our lights, they are beautiful, and we are so happy to have discovered you.

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