Stockpile Designs is the bomb at re-purposing:
The lamp pictured above is made with the tail fins of a 100-lb bomb from the Korean War. Paint and corrosion are removed to expose gleaming steel, interrupted by rough machinists marks from the factory. The interior of the fins retains the original turquoise paint, for a subtle wink of color. Finished with a polished nickel socket, elegant cloth-wrapped cord, and an ultra-premium natural linen shade. – Price: $780
The above lamp is made from a MK23 Practice Bomb was used by the Navy during WWII for dive-bombing trials. The central shaft was fitted with a flare, so the pilots could judge their accuracy from the air. – Price $120
The above light is made from a Cluster bomb bomblet. Cluster bombs were hollow cylinders, with compartments packed with these explosive bomblets. At a certain altitude the casing of the cluster bomb would split, and the bomblets would spring open and fall towards the target. Unfortunately, bomblets sometimes failed to detonate on impact, leading to civilian deaths for years after the end of conflict. – Price $90
You can check out the rest of their designs at StockpileDesigns.com
Really neat stuff. You automatically know it’s going to be quality just looking at the materials and the craftsmanship from back in the day. The prices aren’t that bad either, especially for the smaller items.
Hat tip: Justin W, Kev, Lisa P