Original U.S. WWI US Marine Corps Inert Artillery Shell Trench Art Lamp Featuring 4 Pattern 1912 Eagle, Globe and Anchors

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Trench art is any decorative item made by soldiers, prisoners of war, or civilians where the manufacture is directly linked to armed conflict or its consequences. It offers an insight not only to their feelings and emotions about the war, but also their surroundings and the materials they had available to them.

Not limited to the World Wars, the history of trench art spans conflicts from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day. Although the practice flourished during World War I, the term 'trench art' is also used to describe souvenirs manufactured by service personnel during World War II. Some items manufactured by soldiers, prisoners of war or civilians during earlier conflicts have been retrospectively described as trench art.

The shell is completely void of any explosive content and is in total compliance per the BATF standards on inert ordnance. This round cannot be converted back into a live device and is not available for export.

The lamp we believe to be fully functional, however, we have not tested it due to how old the wiring is. The artillery round we believe to be a 37mm shell with the original warhead. These smaller 37mm shell casings were in abundance and “ripe for the picking” for anyone who wished to make keepsakes or bring home.

This is truly a beautiful piece, perfect for the ordnance collector of WWI!

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