Original U.S. WWII Inert US Navy 3 Inch / 50 Caliber Shell Trench Art Lamp With Wiring
Original Item: One-Of-A-Kind. 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.
We are not sure if the lamp works as we have not tested it but the wiring appears to be intact and complete. If you are wanting to use this as a functional lighting source, be sure to have it properly tested out beforehand. The shell casing is decorated with a lovely hand “punched” style Asiatic dragon, most commonly seen with items US Navy related. The warhead itself appears to be from a “Drill Round” and is magnetic and not alloy.
Beautiful is an understatement so be sure to look through the pictures! The shell is mounted on a lovely wood base and does not appear to have any significant damage present.
Comes more than ready for display or use!
Height: 35 ¼”
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