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9880: Collection of WWI artefacts

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posted on 2024-01-18, 17:34 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

These items were brought in by Mr Brian Stuck. They are part of his personal collection and he does not know who they originally belonged to. The brass aeroplane is trench art. It depicts 'Taube', German WW1 aeroplane. The shell casing, 'Souain, possibly battle location', was owned through the family but Mr Stuck has no knowledge of its origin. The letter opener is a post war souvenir, with a WW1 bullet casing. The 'D-ring' comes from a kit bag. The bayonet is Australian issue, dated 1914, with fitting for a Lee Enfield rifle. The marching compass is in a leather pouch. It is dated 1910, Negretti and Zambar, London The Button polish guard was found on North Hill, Minehead, Somerset. 4771, F. Hall and Sons The binoculars are in a pouch. Gundlach-Manhattan Optical Co. Rochester New York. Adjustable prismatic with broad arrow military marking.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Mr Brian Struck

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

WW1 artefacts

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

1914 - 1918

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Not sure

Object(s)

Trench art aeroplane 1910 Compass Trench art lighter Binoculers Shell Casing art Shell fuse Kit bag D-ring Button polisher, protector Letter opener, souvenir Bayonnette

Community Collection Day

Williton Pavilion, West Somerset (06/04/19)

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