I once bought one of these lamps of eBay for around 80 bucks and I thought it was like 1.5 meters tall, due to the pictures the Ukranian seller showed in the listing. Was I wrong... It's about 39 cm! Nonetheless, I love this lamp. I've replaced the old trafo inside with a 3.7V Li-ion battery and the old bulb with some low amp LEDs, and can charge it with an ordinary phone charging cable.
These Soviet rocket lamps are propaganda souvenirs to celebrate the USSR's victory in outer space with the launch of the first rocket around the earth with a real human passenger, a cosmonaut instead of dogs and monkeys. They're probably made from 1964 until probably mid 1980s.
The flame part of the standing night table rocket lamp which I have, is made from red, translucent plastic with a chromed metal rocket on top. The base is made from bakelite and has pictures on the side depicting the glorious society the USSR of course was. Think Lenin, industry, famers, etc. On the bottom is the word UEHA (well, not entirely, but the first character was shown as a ? so I've replaced it for a 'U') and means price, with the staggering amount of 16 K(opek). 1 ruble consists of 100 kopek, and had a value of around $0.90 in 1964, so this thing would have cost around... 13 cents?
Nobody knows which company made this rocket lamp. It's a mystery. But I strongly suggest to collect them all. They are pretty cool!
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