by Viktor Tabankov
found in Arkhangelsk, in 1968



PHOTO LAMP

dimensions: 27x22x18 cm
weight: 1 kg
— This is a lamp, with preheating, not from a spiral but from an ordinary lamp which is located here and, like, carries out two functions. The first, well, like, this preheating here, on which a tray with a developer is placed and the second, it illuminates all the photos that we get here. I, like, made it myself from textolite that was just going to waste. It was a long time ago. About twenty five years ago. I've never seen lamps like this in the shops. It came to me how I could make one lamp that would carry out two functions. So. I made it when I was in the army. I served in Pechenga, that's the northern fleet where, like, we used such lamps. I brought this lamp, and then used it to print photos (...) It's made from materials I had at hand, there's nothing special here. I did the tracing and the scheme myself. My mates made lamps from this scheme. They were very happy with it.

Viktor Tabankov
from Pechenga
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Found in Arkhangelsk
Found in Arkhangelsk
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