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40mm Trench Utilitarian Lamp?


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Trench art? I’m thinking more like trench utilitarian.

My father crafted this lamp while stationed aboard the USS Intrepid CV-11 in the WWII era.

I recently restored it and updated the wiring, switch and bulb socket.


Base = 5”/38 Caliber MKV shell, manufactured 9-1935


Main Tube = 40mm Bofors, manufactured 2-1945


Perimeter = .30-06 SPRG anti-aircraft/armor piercing





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Nicely made and attractive family heirloom.  You're fortunate to have such a cool piece of you family's history. Thanks for showing it.



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Charlie Flick

That's a great piece.  Glad to hear that you brought it back to life.



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