Posted 10 years ago
Hello to all collectors. Here is a unique piece from my trench art collection. It is a biplane made from an olive oil can a few pieces of wood and some straight pins. The plane is very small and measures approximately 3½” in both directions. The wings have enough of the paint left on the tin to make out olive oil across the top. The tiny wood pieces between the wings are slightly larger than the size of a match stick. A straight pin goes all the way through both wings and secures the wings to the body of the plane. I am not sure what the wheels are made from but seem accurate to the scale of the plane. This is a working model the propeller actually spins very well if you blow on it. This is one of my favorite pieces that appears to be completely handmade. I won this item on ebay several years ago for a around $60.00.
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