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Vintage Czechoslovakian factory shades

Era: 1950s Origin: Czechoslovakia (former)

Fantastic run of enamelled factory shades from the former Czechoslovakia. Vitreous enamalled reflectors with interesting linished and lacquered steel galleries. Slight localised surface imperfections emphasise the age and history of the products.

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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 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

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.

Product details

Supplied with new bayonet (B22) lamp holders, 2mtrs of suspension chain, elephant grey braided cable and ceiling mounting plate. Can be converted to accept screw (E27) or E26 (for use in USA) lamp holders if required.

Diameter: 390 mm
Length: n/a mm
Height: 500 mm
Width: n/a mm
Weight: 3.2 kg
Colour: Blue Grey (White Internal)
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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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A quick word from our customers

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

- Jonny | East Sussex | UK

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

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

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