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Military and Wartime1509 of 6464Military trunkvisor cap of a reserve officer of the Prussian Garde du Corps or the Prussian 4th cuirassier Regiment
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    Posted 3 years ago

    babyoak
    (18 items)

    Bought this at a yard sale some years ago, was told it was a torpedo shell, it's supposed to be artwork I think, the second picture is a marking of some sort, can't identify it, HELP, what is it, I think it's copper

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Interesting item-- is the bottom a solid piece? Some additional photos of the top/ bottom showing details may be helpful.

      scott
    2. babyoak, 3 years ago
      I added more pics
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 3 years ago
      WWI artillery shell(s) trench art. Brass.
    4. babyoak, 3 years ago
      thank you, i have had this piece for almost 10 years now and didn't have a clue what it was, just displayed it as art
    5. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      Open ended-- doesn't look like an artillery shell. Also looks way too long to be an arty shell-- what is the height?

      Not sure what the piece is from, so I wouldn't call it trench art. I am a trench art collector.

      scott
    6. babyoak, 3 years ago
      22" in length, 10" in diameter
    7. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
      One of your measurements is off.

      Are you sure that the 10" is a DIAMETER and not a CIRCUMFERENCE?

      If it is a diameter, the overall length would have to be much more.

      scott
    8. freiheit freiheit, 3 years ago
      My aunt used to work for a facility in Berlin that de-armed bombs and other live ammunition from WWII. I remember seeing on her shelves vases made out of empty shells and always found this scary and strange, but certainly interesting.
    9. babyoak, 3 years ago
      scottvez,
      circumference is the word, sorry

      freiheit,
      that sounds really cool

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