Tank Turtle

Tank Turtle | Robust Medium-sized Turtle Lamp From Late DDR era

Tank Turtle

Robust medium-sized turtle lamp from late DDR era

Specifications

Dimensions

32 x 18 x 16 cm (L x W x H)

Weight

5,25 Kg

In Stock

1

Shipping

worldwide

Price

€ 270,00 incl. VAT

Question

This robust turtle lamp dates from the late DDR era, and can be considered the relative of the ‘Eared Turtle’ and the ‘Little River Turtle’. Its weight and firmness is very much reflected in its robust design. The steel body contains a large ceramic E27 socket, and features the Turtle-typical thick glass and a steel screw-on protective cage. It can be installed easily to wall and ceiling by its three mounting brackets

The lamp was salvaged from one of the largest laboratories in East Germany. After WWII this lab fell under the Soviet military administration, and became a state-owned company until the reunification of Germany in the early nineties. The lamp was mounted inside a maintenance area used for filling gas tanks.

The Tank Turtle comes with a 42 watt E27 halogen bulb, a 1,5 meter matt black cable, and its passport describing the history and origin of the lamp.

Tank Turtle | Robust Medium-sized Turtle Lamp From Late DDR era

Tank Turtle

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