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Eared Turtle

Eared Turtle

Unique medium-sized bulkhead lamp from the 1930s

Regular price €450,00 EUR
Excl. VAT
Regular price Sale price €450,00 EUR
Sale Sold out
1 items available
(4-6 weeks delivery time)

This rare bulkhead lamp was produced around 1930 by the East German manufacturer Kandem, short for Körting & Mathiesen, and is considered one of the first types of the Turtle lamp. Its age and firmness is reflected in its robust, yet pure design. The steel body is distinguished by the ‘ears’, two solid-steel blocks balancing the lamp vertically. It contains a porcelain E27 socket, and a Turtle-typical thick glass that is protected by the steel click-cage.


The lamp was salvaged from a former state-owned cable manufacturer in East Germany. In a set of two, these lamps were mounted to the ceiling of a room occupying heavy machinery.


The fixture was salvaged from the premises of a former state-owned manufacturing company. After the reunification in the early nineties many of these state-owned companies were sold by the government. As the new owners often only used a fragment of the extensive premises, the majority of the buildings have remained deserted and neglected for more than two decades.


Weight: 3.8 kg
Dimensions: 28 x 20 x 14 cm (L x W x H)
Shipping: Worldwide

Detail Information

The Eared Turtle can be supplied with either a halogen or LED bulb. Standard the light comes with 2.0m long cable, and black canopy. Other lengths for cable is possible on request, please specify in comments at check out. The Eared Turtle will be accompanied by its passport, documenting the history and origin of the lamp. 110 volt options, US & Canada wiring, and other specialties are available.

Our Items

All our pieces are restored and modernized so that the will last for decades to come. Please note that all original makers’ marks and labeling are to be disregarded, and that we recommend using all items internally, including those originally designed for external use.

Website images
Our items have had a previous life. This means they often show signs of their previous life, which in our opinion, is part of their charm. Please note that when multiple items of the same type have been salvaged from one site, only one of the items is shown on the website as an example. The item shown is always representative of all items within that specific batch. On request, we provide images of a particular item.

Installation of lights
We prepare our lighting fixtures for installation. The black electrical cable that comes with the lighting fixture is already connected, and if bulbs or fluorescent lights are included, these have been installed in advance. We recommend to have all lighting fixtures installed by a qualified electrician.

Items can be customized on request. If you have any special requirements, just get in touch with us and we will do our utmost to provide what you are looking for.

Dimmable fluorescent lighting
Fluorescent lights have the fine quality of producing a bright light. Perfect for office environments, but not always that best atmosphere for living spaces. With our dimmable customization, fluorescent lights can vary from 3% to full strength, emitting a warm and pleasant glow. Please contact us for more information on our dimmable fluorescent lights.

Delivery time

The delivery time of a fixture depends on the location. The average shipping duration ranges from 3-10 business days.

Please keep in mind that our products typically require 4-6 weeks production time before shipping.

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All our lights are restored by hand with the greatest care. As unique piece of heritage, we seek to preserve the light’s authentic appearance. We present the lamp in it’s original finish, or re-finish the light in it’s original color. The lamp has been completely rewired to current standards, and fully assembled and tested to European Legislation. We hope that it may be preserved for many centuries to come.

Our Story

Blom & Blom started with two brothers who share a passion for unique items. Often overlooked but always with a hidden potential. Each with its own story to tell. Items that deserve a new life.

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