Black Squirrel

Black Squirrel | Bakelite Wall And Ceiling Lamp From The Late DDR Era

Black Squirrel

Bakelite wall and ceiling lamp from the late DDR era

Specifications

Dimensions

16 x 15 x 21 cm (L x W x H)

Weight

1,43 Kg

In Stock

78

Shipping

worldwide

Price

From € 190,00 incl. VAT

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This sophisticated lamp is a later version of the ‘Grey Squirrel’. It consists of a bakelite base, with a glass dome containing a porcelain E27 socket. It was often used in humid places like basements, since the bakelite and glass character was most suitable for these conditions.

The lamp was salvaged from an abandoned fertilizer manufacturer in East Germany. The factory was build by the Nazi’s during WWII, and taken over by the Soviet military administration during the DDR-era. The factory had to close soon after the reunification of Germany due to the lack of financial means; it has been abandoned since. The lamp was mounted to the ceiling of one of the corridors in the enormous tunnel system beneath the complex.

The Black Squirrel comes with:
– 42 watt E27 halogen bulb,
– 1,5 meter matt black cable
– passport describing the history and origin of the lamp.

The fixture has been completely rewired to current standards, and is assembled and tested to EN 60598 directive of European Harmonized Legislation. US & Canadian, or other 110V wiring available on request.

 

Black Squirrel | Bakelite Wall And Ceiling Lamp From The Late DDR Era

Black Squirrel

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