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#1 TreasureHunter

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 07:37 AM

Picked this up at a retired US Navy Commanders estate. I knew the empty spot on my desk was for something. e3yzy7ed.jpg Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I467 using Tapatalk

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:13 AM

Nice looking trench-art, 


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:25 PM

One of my favorites in trench art. 

 

I like the driving band with the turning your swords into plowshares engraved on it-- it expresses the sentiment captured by most trench art.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

Nice lamp. Given the shape (coupled with the Navy connection) I would say this is actually likely a 76mm USN shell.

 

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

There should be a scripture from Isaiah 2:4 written around the band near the bottom that says: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” 

 

There were two types of lamp shades offered. The first lamp shade was a metal M1917 doughboy helmet. The second one had an open top and was a parchment type shade.

 

These were made from salvaged shells that were in the building in which they were manufactured exploded. this was in Morgan, NJ at the 
T.A. Gillespie Loading Company plant

Below is a label from the bottom of the lamp. These sold for $11.00 brand new. 

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Edited by Bugme, 02 March 2014 - 05:08 PM.


#6 Bugme

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:01 PM

Here's an advertisement from that time showing the parchment shade.
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Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:46 PM

Interesting, the same sticker is still intact under the base.

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