Rare WW1 Trench Art Scale Model of a US Navy 12”/40 Calibre Battleship Gun Turret
Here on offer is a unique and finely made ‘WW1 Trench Art’ scale model of what I believe is a US Navy 12”/40 calibre battleship gun turret.
The 12"/40 calibre gun turret were used for the primary batteries of the United States Navy's last class of monitors and the Maine-class and Virginia-class pre-dreadnought battleships.
The main section of the model turret is made from solid brass, which was originally silver-plated. Fitted to this are two sectioned barrels made from copper that look to have been originally silver-plated as well.
The whole turret has then been mounted onto a circular Bakelite base.
The scale and detail is excellent even down to what I believe are the three viewing ports mounted above the barrels.
This was clearly made by a skilled engineer at the time as a piece of US Navy memorabilia or ‘Trench Art’.
This unique piece is in excellent condition with just loss of the silver-plating finish to the top of the barrels and turret and some minor dings to the edges.
The model measures 3.5” (9cm) long, 1.6” (4cm) wide and sits on a 2.4” (6cm) diameter base.
It weighs a heavy 345g.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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