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40mm Trench Utilitarian Lamp?


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Intrepid

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.

 

    Steve

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Charlie Flick

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

 

Charlie

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