Reference 21_3442

1930s opaline school lights

Era: 1930s Origin: U.S.A

Elegant American 1930s opaline hallway pendants complete with copper galleries, salvaged from a school in the USA. With authentic Art Deco design, the enclosed opaline glass shade offers a soft and even glow when illuminated. A striking feature piece hung singularly or in rows in both residential and commercial settings.

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Origin: U.S.A

Unlike the communist Eastern Bloc countries, lighting design in mid-century U.S.A. benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time designing and producing similar products for the same market, often with only slight differences in their style. Due to the location we rarely have the opportunity to reclaim and restore light fixtures from the U.S.A., but some of our perennial favourites are the old signal lights that adorned the highways of the midwest. We reconfigure and restore these timeless classics into functional pendant lights, for both residential and commercial use.

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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.

Product details

Each light is supplied with a new screw (E27) lamp holder, 2mtrs of suspension chain, traditional old gold braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. (If you would prefer another colour cable, wire suspension or an E26 lamp holder for use in the USA, please just ask).

Diameter: 250 mm
Length: n/a mm
Height: 270 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 1.4 kg
Colour: White | Copper
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Supplied tested to BS EN60598. Converted for use in the US and worldwide. IP20 for internal use only.

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Lights for life

As well as offering a lifetime guarantee that includes repairs, our Full Circle buy-back scheme gives you the opportunity to trade-in your skinflint lights. It keeps vintage lights in use forever - helping you and our planet.

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Applications

Where our lights can be used internally and externally, including bathrooms and IP ratings.

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Light Bulbs

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A quick word from our customers

Ceiling plates

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

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

Lampada biblioteca Versailles

Lampada stupenda!!! Servizio impeccabile e velocissimo, davvero tutti i miei complimenti, siete bravissimi!

- Isabella | Milano | Italy

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I have never received a more beautifully packaged item, the light itself is wonderful and we are very pleased. 

- Eleanor | Worcester | UK

"Genius Full Circle initative"

Love the lights, love your ethos. Absolutely what more companies need to be doing. I have my Retro Czech Ceiling Lights (V2) in my dining room and the spray of light they give off is gorgeous and unusual.

- Jenny | Lincolnshire | UK