Original British Trafalgar Centennial Model Cannon Constructed from Materials of the HMS Victory
Original Item: Only One Available. The HMS Victory, was Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar upon which he was fatally shot in 1805 is still a serving ship of the Line. As such, despite being in dry dock in Portsmouth in southern England she gets regular refits to keep her in top condition.
For the 1905 Centennial celebrations the British government decided used wood and copper removed from the latest HMS Victory refit to construct a limited quantity of model Bloomfield Cannons, in order to raise money and morale to support His Majesty's Royal Navy. Research shows that fewer than 500 of these model cannons were made. This example complete with original plaque that reads-
MADE FROM THE ORIGINAL TIMBER &
COPPER BOLTS OF H.M.S. VICTORY
These were never common and have always highly prized for over 100 years. Ready to adorn any desk, mantle piece or bookshelf of any Anglophile. The detail is amazing and is beautifully constructed. Measures only 8 1/2" in overall length and truly authentic.
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