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    Posted 5 years ago

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    My Dad supposedly made this in the machine shop aboard a Floating Drydock where he was stationed in the South Pacific. The material is said to be from a Jap Zero Propeller. It appears to be Magnesium Type Metal Alloy. Has anyone ever seen one of these?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      This design ashtray is not uncommon "trench art", but the sailing ship is different. Plane is a P-38 Lightning.
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Unusual to see the female form holding the plane, that is a first for me !
    3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
      Great piece of trench art!

      The female holding the plane is actually found with some regularity with pieces made in Italy.

      I have several similar posted-- take a look at my postings, if you'd like to see them. Here is the Italian piece mentioned above:

      It is great that you have a family piece and know the maker. Be sure to document it for future generations, so the history is not lost.

    4. jackf33, 5 years ago
      Thanks. Don't know for sure that he made it, but that is the story. It appears to be cast metal, so somewhere there had to have been a mold, and there should be others just like it. I would love to know how many were made. I have never seen another like it.

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