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The Blitz lamp is made from a cast iron practice bomb, manufactured for dive bombers during World War 2. The shells are stripped of paint and rust, exposing their gritty sand-cast texture. Each is burnished to a gunmetal shine, and sealed to protect against rust. Included is a card outlining the piece's history and care instructions.

6' cloth-wrapped cord with vintage-style plug, cloth shade included. Approximately 10.25" high (14" with shade), 2.25" in diameter, and 3.6 lbs. Shade is 7" high, 7" base diameter.

MK23 Practice Bombs were used by US Navy dive bombers in WWII. The central shaft held a flare, so the pilots' accuracy could be judged from the air. Dive-bombing was extremely dangerous, as pilots had to fly nearly straight down to accurately hit their targets. Improvements in guided missile technology and anti-aircraft systems made dive bombers obsolete shortly after the war.

Blitz - WWII Bomb Lamp


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: iron, plastic, wire, canvas, bomb, nickel
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 58 reviews
  • Favorited by: 281 people