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WW1 French E.Richer Editeur Paris Depose Trench Art Mantelpiece or Desk Clock Featuring A Model 1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun Emplacement. Sn 19179 - 19179
This is an attractive original pot metal trench art clock. The fully working clock with brass rimmed 2” glazed face is in working order and has its original winder. The clock is bolted into a well formed gilt finished pot metal trench combat scene depicting a seated French infantry soldier in typical WW1 uniform operating a French Model 1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun on tripod. The clock mounted in is Trench scene measures 9 ¼” length x 4 ¾” height x 2” width. The base is hollow. The rear rim of the base has cast French lettering ‘E.Richer Editeur Paris Depose’ (Manufacturer or retailer). The clock and scene have no damage and retains most of its original gilt finish. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 19179

**Trench art** ‘18 Pounder’ Souvenir Shell from ‘Gallipoli’ 1915 Dinner Gong. 19103. - 19103
18-pounder artillery shells (so-called because they weighed 18 pounds). The shells were loaded in to the 18-pounder field guns used by the Royal Artillery and targeted to destroy German batteries and trenches as well as to shoot down aeroplanes. Stamped ’18 Pr II’ and ‘B.S.C ‘(Bethlehem Steel Company) The Bethlehem Steel Corporation was an American company that for much of the 20th century was one of the world's largest steel producing and shipbuilding companies. The Shells Diameter: 102 mm. Height: 300 mm. The base of the shell has had a loop welded to it that hangs on a hook between two pillars on a hardwood frame (37cm high) and base (38cm wide). The gong is of similar wood and capped with a 29cm ornately carved gong mallet hung to the side. The top of the frame has a silver shield engraved ‘Gallipoli 1915’ fixed to it. A wonderful piece of history that would adorn a fireplace, side table or hallway perfectly. The price includes U.K. delivery. 19103.
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