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Yuri Alekseyecich Gagarin (Wikipedia)

History of rockets (Wikipedia)

Soviet space program (Wikipedia)

Russian Space Web, a website by Anatoly Zak, a Russian space historian and journalist.

The Soviet Space Program on the website of the CIA.

Cosmonaut and astronaut on Wikipedia

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin


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USSR Rocket Table Lamp


Materials: Plastic, some metal parts, transformer, Bakelite parts.

Height: 38,5 cm / 15.15”

Base: ∅ 15,5 cm / 6.10”

Electricity: 1 bulb E10, 1 x 5 watt max, 6 volt. Works on 220 volt, but can be used on 110 volt, it is a normal transformer inside. When 110 volt is used the bulb should be 3 volt or it gives 2.5 watt.
It can also be used as a bedside lamp or night lamp.

Period: 1960s – Mid-Century Modern.

Designer: To be appraised.

Manufacturer: To be appraised. Without any doubt a Russian state-owned company.

On the bottom of this table lamp is written ЦEHA, translated: Price. 16 00 P K. The P is Ruble the K is Kopecs. Ruble: The basic monetary unit of Russia and some other former republics of the Soviet Union, equal to 100 kopeks.

This table lamp is a propaganda souvenir to celebrate Russia’s victory in outer space with the launch of the first rocket around the earth with a cosmonaut; a human passenger. 

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit around the Earth on 12 April 1961.

Russian propaganda milestone graphics

USSR Rocket Table Lamp

USSR Rocket Table Lamp

USSR Rocket Table Lamp

USSR Rocket Table Lamp

USSR Rocket Table Lamp - inside

USSR Rocket Table Lamp - bottom