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WWII Bomb Lamp

Posted March 20, 2012 by GMFB in Articles

Made from a recovered WWII bomb casing, the Blitz table lamp showcases the classic “teardrop” bomb shape. The surface has an orange-peel texture, with two serial numbers stamped on opposite sides. Each is burnished to a bright shine, and sealed to protect against rust. Cast iron base, 7′ cloth-wrapped cord with vintage-style plug, nickel-plated socket. Approximately 10.25″ high (14″ with shade), 2.25″ in diameter, and 3.2 lbs. Shade included – natural linen, 7″ high, 7″ base diameter.

The MK23 Practice Bomb was used by the Navy during WWII for dive-bombing trials. The central shaft was fitted with a flare, so the pilots could judge their accuracy from the air. Dive-bombing was a dangerous attack, involving bombers flying nearly straight down towards their targets. It fell out of popularity shortly after WWII. Link to buy –

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