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Nose Art & Aircraft Parts


Historical military items from tanks, planes and ships cleaned and mounted to display on your shelf or desk.


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Tanks and Trucks

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WW1 Tank Data Plate - France Schneider CA1

An extremely rare artifact from WW1. A bronze cast data plate for a Tank.

The Schneider CA was the very first French tank and was used in several battles during 1917 and 1918. Around 400 were built and only one remains.

Schneider built these tanks at their subsidiary SOMUA at St. Ouen near Paris.

The data plate confirms that this was for a model CA and that it was made by SOMUA.

There is some speculation that CA stands for Char d'Assault - Char being the French term for tank.

The serial number is the serial number given by SOMUA and is consistent with other serial numbers and the continuation of the serial numbers into the CD type tractors.

The tanks were given serial numbers in the range 61000 so different to the SOMUA chassis numbers.

The data plates were attached to the rear of the chassis on the LHS below the entrance doors.

This dataplate was found on a farm in America. The information is that only one CA1 tank was sent to US for testing at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds. But as two CA plates were found on a farm it is likely that survivors from WW1 were repurposed as agricultural vehicles and sold to US.


The early tanks were painted in a flame pattern of Ochre/Umber and green over the original SOMUA grey. This is what we have recreated on the still plate that the dataplate has been bolted to.

We have made an angled block of wood to display the dataplate - made from Bog Oak.

We have added a felt layer to the base and changed the bolts holding it on to bronze ones.

The dataplate measured 16cm x 10 cm.

Price £550 including delivery
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Maltese Cart data plate Replica

A data plate for a WW1 horse drawn cart used by the British Army.

We purchased this as an original but believe it is a casting made from an original. It is cast in an alloy (not brass) and the rounding to the letters also suggest it is modern.

However it comes mounted on a section of hardwood - with a distressed army green finish on the front.

The hardwood block is angled with green felt to the bottom.

It comes with a small pamphlet on horse drawn army vehicles of the British Army. There are two pages on the Maltese Cart .

The Maltese Cart was a standard item of a British Army battalion with one being issued to each. These were used for general carrtying and could also be used to carry items to the front. They are often referred to as the Medical Officers cart. The booklet suggests they were more general purpose.


With originals being exceptionally rare and expensive this is a cost effective way to obtain a memento of WW1.

Price £60 including delivery
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Vintage Chrysler FARGO Truck data plate

This came to us along with a set of WW2 vehicle data plates.

It is for a FARGO TRUCK model FXK678

Fargo trucks were built by Chrysler in Detroit.

It is original and not a reproduction.

The paint is original and it has been used.

It measures just under 6 inches long ( 5.8 inches) and s 1.63 inches tall.e rear

We can ship anywhere but will need a telephone number for the carrier.

Price £25 including delivery
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WW2 M3 LEE medium tank dataplate Chrysler 1942

An original 1942 manufactured data plate from a Chrysler built M3 Medium Tank.

The M3 Medium Tank was built with two turrets. The LEE was used by the US Army and the Russians and Australians. The Grant was used by teh British in North Africa and the Far East.

This data plate is for an M3 Lee manufactured by Chrysler at the Warren Arsenal tank Assembly plant in Michigan. It was manufactured in June 1942.

The data plate is marked with a date of 1942; The tank serial number ( from equivalent tanks this date is from June 1942) and from the initials stamped into the lower RHS of the plate - this is RZC - the initials of Col. R.Z. Clark who was the officer in charge of the Ordinance Department in Michigan until June 1942. M£'s produced after June 42 had these cast brass plates replaced by metal allot plates that corroded very badly. These are really rare items.

The dataplate was mounted inside the tank on the bulkhead on the RHS of the drivers seat. The bottom LH corner is missing and there is a scratch in the centre that runs past the instructions for gear 4 and 5 and into the words reverse. It is its history.

We received this day-late form Russia where it was found in a damaged condition. We have cleaned it up and repainted it in white (The inside of the tank was painted white.) and mounted i t on an angled piece of bog oak.

The 1943 June shipments of Chrysler M3 Lees were shipped to Russia via Murmansk in Nov 1942. Some were lost at sea. This one saw use agains the Germans on the Eastern Front.

It measured 17 cm x 9 cm x 6 cm and weighs ca. 1 kg.

Price £320 plus shipping
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WW2 AEC Marshall 644 British Army Truck Dataplate ex Dunkirk

This is solid bronze data plate made by Duple Bodies of London NW9.

It was made in 1939 as a data-plate for a GS (General Service) Truck Body. For use on a 14ft truck.

The War Department Contract number is specific to the manufacture of 100 AEC model 644 trucks for the British Army.

The AEC 644 was called the Marshall and ca. 1000 were made for the British Army from 1932 to 1941. It was a 3 ton 6 X 4 rear wheel drive truck with an open cab. It was powered by a 5.1 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine.

Duple was a coach builders in London who were noted for making buses.

The AEC Marshall 644 were mobilized in 1930 and were extensively used by the BEF at Dunkirk. Following Operation Dynamo to remove the troops from the beaches around 65,000 British vehicles were left behind. Many were disabled but due to the number left behind many were repaired and reused by the Germans.


The book on British Military Trucks in Wermacht Service by Vollert confirms the use of many captured British vehicles and states that a large number if not the majority of AEC 644 Marshalls were left behind at Dunkirk. It has several pictures of them being reused by the Wermacht. The last picture above is from the book and shows a Marshall in German use. To the rear of the cab is the wooden GS body and a data-plate is visible with the two screw heads on the side of the body.

This data-plate came from Russia so travelled a long way from Dunkirk in enemy use.

We have mounted it on a solid triangular piece of bog oak. So that it can sit on a desk or shelf.

It measures.

7 inches long and 2.5 inches high - but on angled block it is 2 inches high and 2 inches deep



We are happy to ship to any location


Price is £165 Plus P&P (UK-£5, USA- £20)
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Vision blocks from WW2 Tanks - from the commanders Cupola.

From an American tank used in WW2.

The vision (commanders ) cupola design was first used in the M4 Sherman and then was carried over into the M24 Chaffee and the M26 Pershing. This vision block came from France. The part number painted onto the top edge is not the same as the one used on the M4 so likely from a Chaffee or a Pershing.

It is made from steel with four layers of glass which are tapered to fit and are held by putty inside the frame.

There are traces of white paint around the inside edge so it was used in a tank

There is also a small chip on the inside glass face.


Measures 20 cm wide, 11 cm deep and 5 cm high and weighs 3kg

Price £150 plus postage
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Sherman tank track end connector
A WW2 M4 Sherman track end connector C55592. This is part of the VVSS track system of WW2 Shermans. This has the 1.25 inch pin holes and the narrow horn. It is shown here:
http://the.shadock.free.fr/sherman_minutia/tracks/vvss_end_connectors.html

A very iconic shape. It is an original metal casting which we have painted the inner surface green with " M4 Sherman" written down one side

It has the tightening bolt and clamp fitting.

It was purchased from Ukraine - so a US made, Russian used lend lease M4 Sherman tank.

In good condition!

It is 17 cm x 13cm and weighs 2kg.

Will ship anywhere upon request.

Price is £140 each Plus P&P, Uk £15 USA £27
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Securing bolt

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USMC M67 "Zippo" Vietnam War Tank Instruction plate
This is the refuelling data plate for an M67 tank used by the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam War.

The M67 was a flamethrower tank and nicknamed the "Zippo". A picture of one in use is shown in the last picture and details on the design and development are shown here:

http://www.wood.army.mil/chmdsd/images/pdfs/Summer%2008/Ringquist-3.pdf

This plaque is made of brass with etched images and text - enamelled in red and dark blue.

The top of the plaque has the drawing of the turret of the tank that shown the two turret crew seats, the large tank for fuel and the position of this plate at the top Right with arrow for Fueling Instructions plate.

Only 109 of these tanks were made and it was the last flamethrower tank made by the US military.

The position of the two crew seats next to a large tank of fuel made them susceptible to explosions.

A very rare item. Very aesthetic with the coloured enamel

We have mounted it on a piece of elm hardwood and will add a slot hangar to the rear to allow it to be wall mounted.

It is 30 cm tall x 20.5 cm wide. The plaque is 11 inches x 7.25 inches.


Price is £180 Plus P&P, Uk £12 USA £18
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Sd. Fkz 250 Vision Blocks
This is a vision block from a german armoured vehicle - it is thinner than those used in the panzers. It closely resembles the side vision port of an armoured vehicle - such as the Sd. Fkz 250.

The block has an inked stamp ordnance code . The ordnance code refers to Sichereit Glass of Kutzendorf.


Price is £75 Plus P&P
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MAN truck plate

A solid bronze MAN Hamburg data plate from 1964.

This is a solid bronze date plate for a M.A.N. Hamburg manufactured 85kw ( 500.000 kcal/h) Water boiler.
It is mounted on a steel plate with copper rivets alongside a brass plate with boiler details.

The bauart number is correct.

However someone in the past chose to grind off the date and mill in a date of 1944 and add a waffenstamp to the brass plate. Implying that it was wartime and from a U boat.
Inspection under a microscope showed the differences in stamp and that the correct date was likely to be 1964.
Discussion with the MAN archive confirmed that the use of the name MAN Werk Hamburg did not occur before 1957. Hence it must be from 1964.

Hence we have filled the waffenstamp with solder and remarked the date with 1964 to return it to its close to original condition.

The piece weighs 1.6 kg and measures 23 cm x 13cm x 1 cm.

Price £110 including postage
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WW2 AEC Marshall 644 British Army Truck Dataplate ex Dunkirk

This is solid bronze data plate made by Duple Bodies of London NW9.

It was made in 1939 as a data-plate for a GS (General Service) Truck Body. For use on a 14ft truck.

The War Department Contract number is specific to the manufacture of 100 AEC model 644 trucks for the British Army.

The AEC 644 was called the Marshall and ca. 1000 were made for the British Army from 1932 to 1941. It was a 3 ton 6 X 4 rear wheel drive truck with an open cab. It was powered by a 5.1 litre 4 cylinder petrol engine.

Duple was a coach builders in London who were noted for making buses.

The AEC Marshall 644 were mobilized in 1930 and were extensively used by the BEF at Dunkirk. Following Operation Dynamo to remove the troops from the beaches around 65,000 British vehicles were left behind. Many were disabled but due to the number left behind many were repaired and reused by the Germans.


The book on British Military Trucks in Wermacht Service by Vollert confirms the use of many captured British vehicles and states that a large number if not the majority of AEC 644 Marshalls were left behind at Dunkirk. It has several pictures of them being reused by the Wermacht. The last picture above is from the book and shows a Marshall in German use. To the rear of the cab is the wooden GS body and a data-plate is visible with the two screw heads on the side of the body.

This data-plate came from Russia so travelled a long way from Dunkirk in enemy use.

We have mounted it on a solid triangular piece of bog oak. So that it can sit on a desk or shelf.

It measures.

7 inches long and 2.5 inches high - but on angled block it is 2 inches high and 2 inches deep



We are happy to ship to any location


Price is £165 Plus P&P (UK-£5, USA- £20)
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Munitions


All the items in this section are decommissioned or inert

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Vintage Cast Lead Bullets

A series of three sets of lead bullets as used in the 19th Century .

Cast from the original bullet moulds in the 1970s and re-mounted in deep wooden frames.

1. British Pistol bullets - set of 8 in a frame 24cm x 24cm — £75

2. US bullets as used in the civil war - set of 8 in a frame 36cm x 36cm — £90

4. 11mm bullets as used by Swiss. Italian and Germany in the 19th C. a set of 5 in a frame 19cm x 19cm. — £50


All are inert - cast in lead and have been screw mounted so cannot be used in any firearm.
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Vintage Cast Lead Bullets

A series of three sets of lead bullets as used in the 19th Century .

Cast from the original bullet moulds in the 1970s and re-mounted in deep wooden frames.

1. British Pistol bullets - set of 8 in a frame 24cm x 24cm — £75

2. US bullets as used in the civil war - set of 8 in a frame 36cm x 36cm — £90

3. 11mm bullets as used by Swiss. Italian and Germany in the 19th C. a set of 5 in a frame 19cm x 19cm. — £50


All are inert - cast in lead and have been screw mounted so cannot be used in any firearm.
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Vintage Cast Lead Bullets

A series of three sets of lead bullets as used in the 19th Century .

Cast from the original bullet moulds in the 1970s and re-mounted in deep wooden frames.

1. British Pistol bullets - set of 8 in a frame 24cm x 24cm — £75

2. US bullets as used in the civil war - set of 8 in a frame 36cm x 36cm — £90

3. 11mm bullets as used by Swiss. Italian and Germany in the 19th C. a set of 5 in a frame 19cm x 19cm. — £50


All are inert - cast in lead and have been screw mounted so cannot be used in any firearm.
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Canard Missile Fin Desk Ornament

This is a cast missile fin which we have mounted in a tapered billet of aluminium that has been shaped and polished.

The fin sits on a bearing that sits inside the aluminium base and turns. It is a new bearing and is still a little stiff.

This is a unique hand made base!

Despite many hours of research and checking on several forums the missile it was to be used on has not been identified so possibly a prototype.

I obtained the missile fin ca. 10 years ago. It is the forward canard fin used to guide the missile in flight.

The turned aluminium base has a green felt bottom.

The whole item weighs in excess of 4 kg.

It has been polished using aluminium polish to a high shine.

The whole item is 39cm (15.5 inches) tall and 30cm (12 inches) wide. The base is 12cm (5 inches) in diameter.


Price is £160 Plus P&P


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Relics

This section has a range of aircraft and related memorabilia that are relic condition or have been cleaned and painted.

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WW2 Allison Aero Engine Rocker cover relic section

A part from a WW2 Allison V-1710 aircraft engine.
This is part of the rocker cover from an Allison aircraft engine that was recovered from a crash site in Russia.
The aircraft was a Bell P-39 Air Cobra that was sold to the Russians under lend lease.
(as shown in the last image the engine was also used in the P40, P38 and early P51)

This is the end section fo the rocker cover and would sit above the rocker arm that we have for sale separately
There is a number on the small plate at the end.

The cover section has been stripped back as it had some fire damaged paint on the surface. We have degreased it and repainted it in black.
To the top we have added the Allison logo as shown on the front of the V-1710 manual.

The piece is intact but there is a crack and a raised section below the writing from the original crash.
A very nice piece for an aircraft or engine enthusiast.

it measures 31 cm long ( 1 foot) x 23 cm wide ( 9 inches) x 7 cm high ( 3 inches).


Shipping shown by UPS so please give a telephone number for the carrier. If UPS don't deliver to your area we will used Fedex etc.

Price £125 plus postage
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Ju87 Stuka

A selection of original WW2 Luftwaffe Junkers Ju87 STuka parts from an aircraft that was shot down by friendly fire near Leningrad. Fuller details supplied.

Parts are as follows:

A - a small bakelite turning knob on L shaped bracket in original cockpit grey paint.
B - a metal piiar to hold an instrument
C - a metal cover for an electronic component
D - a section of Junkers gold anodised fuel pipe with remains of red paint.
E - a metal cover for an electronic component in original cockpit grey paint
F - a section believed to be form a variable capacitor
G - a fuel pipe connector end with lettered stamp

All priced at £5 each


Combined postage and shipping options to all locations possible.
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Cable Guides. A collection of guides. Red ones marked SP and part numbers made by Armstrong Whitworth and either used in a Whitley or made for use in Anson or Mosquito, 6cm long. Brass clip stamped and numbered MK42 £5 for all 6.
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Pipe with air flow valve, piece from an aircraft, Part number and inspectors stamp. Probably for directing airflow as the flap moves. Are part numbers and stamps from a subcontractor. 21cm long £10
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WW2 USAAF Turnbuckle B17 Flying Fortress

An original brass and stainless steel turnbuckle with swaged ends.
This was found with several other items by a collector who visited USAAF bomber airfields in the South of England. Specifically B17 bases.
There are minimal markings in the turnbuckle:
A on the central barrel
AA on the two arms.

No other markings but it is a common item in WW2 aircraft and it we have seen others in B17 crash finds.
The central barrel is brass. The two ends are threaded - one left handed and one right handed - so that turning the central barrel tightens both ends equally.
The wired that were to be tensioned were placed in the hollow ends and then swaged onto the barrels.
This one was bent so was likely removed from a damaged aircraft and thrown away.

Will come disassembled for easier postage.

It measures ca. 28 cm long.

£27 including UK postage
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Interesting items

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Merlin cylinder head desk tidy

This is part of a cylinder head of a war time Merlin Engine. The Merlin engine had 12 cylinder heads each with 4 valve seats, this is one cylinder head. They were used in Spitfires and Lancaster bombers during the second world war.


The valve seats have been filled with clear resin to give a bowl.
The whole assembly has been mounted on a piece of machined limestone and weighs nearly 4 kg.

The base is 23cm by 16cm and stands 7cm high excluding the screw threads.

Price £130 plus postage
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de Havilland Sea Vixen hatch box

A bespoke solid hardwood box with two working hatches from a Sea Vixen.

These small hatches each measure 4cm x 13 cm and are from the rear of the aircraft as shown in the parts drawing.

Both have de Havilland 10XXX part numbers ( for the Sea Vixen) and DH inspectors stamps scribed into them from their manufacture.

The paint is original from when it flew with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm. Extra Dark Sea Grey on top and Satin white lower surfaces.

The parts were removed from XN691 a Sea Vixen FAW2 that first flew in 1961 and was scrapped at North Weald in 2001.

We have made a box that has 4cm deep x 9cm long storage holes under each hatch.

The hatches are hinged from a brass wire at one end.

As both hatches have Dzus fasteners we have added a locking hole with a further wire that the Deus lock onto - so that the hatches can be locked down.

The solid hardwood block is American Black walnut and measures 10 cm x 15 cm x 6.5 cm. It has verb treated with finishing oil and wax.

A one off handmade wooden storage box with working catches.


Shown with UK postage.

Price £70
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DC-10
An original DC-10 main wheel Hub Cap.

The incised McDonnel Douglas Corporation logo has been painted in black enamel.

A fuel line stencil has been added to reflect the use of DC-10 and KDC-10 as inflight refuelling aircraft by American and RNLAF.

It has a D ring to the reverse for hanging

Size is ca. 25 cm diameter

Price £75 plus postage
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Key Seat Rule

This is a 4 inch right angled ruler for measuring distances on curved surfaces such as shafts.

It comes in the original box that is marked with the broad arrow of the Air Ministry.

The rule is marked up to 4 inches on both sides and has the Kings crown symbol and the date 1930.

It was made by L&D Smallwood of Birmingham.


Price £15 plus postage
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The profile of a Super Marine Spitfire model Vb cast in metal alloy. Based on a 1-24 scale fix model.

They are mounted on hard wood base and can be hung on the wall.
Total size is 45cm by 15 cm high and 7cm proud. The whole piece weighs 2.6 kg.

A American Black Walnut plaque with cast name plate

B Light oak base.

Price £120 plus uk postage £14

Please provide a telephone number for the carrier. Shipping Includes Insurance
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WW2 Allison Aero Engine Rocker Arm Assembly

A part from a WW2 Allison V-1710 aircraft engine.

This is one of the rocker arm assemblies that comes from an Allison aircraft engine that was recovered from a crash site in Russia.

The aircraft was a Bell P-39 Air Cobra that was sold to the Russians under lend lease.
(as shown in the last image the engine was also used in the P40, P38 and early P51)

The rocker arms sit on the top of the engine. The central rollers follow a camshaft that moves the rockers up and down and in doing so open and close the inlet and exhaust valves on the engine to let in fuel and let out exhaust gases.

The assembly comprises two aluminium side parts with part numbers and inspectors stamps and two rocker arms with rollers.

The unit was completely seized when it arrived so we have use a lot of penetrating fluid and heat to allow the arms to rotate freely as shown in the video.

We have mounted it on a black of hardwood - American Black Walnut using new stainless nuts and bolts.

It measured 20 cm long and 11 cm wide and the top of the rockers sits 11cm from the bottom. It weighs 2kg.

A very nice desk piece for an aircraft or engine enthusiast.

Price £155 plus postage

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WW2 Boeing B17 Flying Fortress USAAF aircraft wing flap assembly


An original part from a WW2 Boeing B17 Flying Fortress.

This part has several assembly numbers and part numbers as well as AlCOA makers mark.
Specifically it has the name BOEING cast into the front face.
The part and assembly numbers confirm that this is part of the mechanism to adjust the wing flaps on a B17 Model E , F or G. The technical drawing with part numbers is shown in the last image.

So identity is 100% authentic.

The part has just arrived from Germany - it is in excellent condition with correct great anodizing to the surface.

It comes with teh shafts and internal gears plus bearings, shims and accessories. Turning the horizontal shaft turns the vertical shaft - as it would have been for opening and closing the wing flaps.

The bearings are all marked as with Schatz - made in USA etc Schatz bearings are still in business at Poughkeepsie NY state.

It has been mounted on a piece of burr oak for use as a desk ornament.
The item measures 8 inches form end to end of the shafts x 8 inches high x 5 inches wide.
We have cleaned it - added felt to base and bolted it to the wood..

A very unique piece and a tribute to Boeing and the B17 that it is still in such excellent condition.

We also have an other wing flap assemblies for sale that come with the bearings and shafts etc. Please see other items for sale.

£150 including UK postage
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Optical toy - retroflector as used on the moon.

This is a retroflector/Corner prism for use as an optical toy
These prism uniquely send light back to its source.

If you look into these - no matter the angle you see the same image.

Prism like these are used on the moon! Several Apollo missions left Retroflector arrays so that earth based lasers can measure the time to send a pulse of light to and from the moon - to measure distance.

These are ex military from a laser range finder. Each prism would have costs several hundred when purchased.
These are in perfect condition with good clear optics. We have replaced the pins on two of these with M3 black bolts.

They consist of a single glass prism in a metal case that we have mounted in a perspex tube attached to fluorescent blue base.
The blue base is 10 cm diameter (ca. 4 inch)

Listing is for one prism only. £25 including postage to UK
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Pre WW1 Bristol Wagon Works Co Ltd hub cap

A completely original carriage hub cap in brass made by the Bristol Wagon Works Co Ltd.

This is the hub nut from a British Army cart which is clearly stamped with the two military broad arrows.
The hub nut secured the wheel to the axle and held grease inside to lubricate the shaft.
We have cleaned it completely back to the bare metal.
It was cast from brass by the Bristol Wagon Works Co some time between 1866 and 1889. After this date the company was renamed The Bristol Wagon and Carriage Works Co . Bristol made an extensive range of carts, carriages and train rolling stock.
Bristol had contracts to supply the British Army with wagons and it is mentioned in publications that they made several versions of the General Service (GS) wagon which were colloquially called in the Army "Bristol Carts".

The cap is Victorian manufacture and was definitely made before 1889. The later stamped numbers 1915 may mean it was used in WW1 or it may be an Army Serial No. from the 1880's.

The Brass hub cap sits on a block of bog oak which is older that the hub cap.
The oak has been shaped and hollowed out to form a box. The base is brass sheet with 4 plastic feet.
The box measures 10.5 cm by 8.5cm and is 7cm high. The hub nut is 9cm in diameter and fits into the hole in the top to form a loose fitting lid.
A useful pot to put small items in such as paper clips which are included.

Price £140 including UK delivery
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de Havilland Tiger Moth
An original de Havilland Tiger Moth tail skid - unused.

This is a New Old Stock DH Tiger Moth tail skid that is made from cast steel.
It came to us with surface corrosion and traces of the original grey/green paint and primer.
We have cleaned it back to bare metal - reprised it and then painted in Grey green paint.

We have mounted it in a black of walnut that we have engraved with the words TIGER MOTH.
The block has felt on the bottom.
We have cut two brass rods and glue them into teh wood and tapped the top to take a bolt - that way the skid is completely untouched and reusable.
As it is it can be left as a display item, talking point or used as a pocket tidy.

The wood measures 12 cm x 7cm.

Overall the piece measures 18 x 8 x 7 cm
Price £60 including UK postage
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Hawker Sea Hawk Spent shell chute desk tidy

This is the 20mm cannon shell chute from a Hawker Sea Hawk.
It has been mounted to allow it to be used as a desk tidy.

The Sea Hawk was a jet fighter used by the Fleet Air Arm and also flown by the German air force post war.
They were used by the RAF at the Suez crisis.
This was the ejection chute for the spent 20mm shell casing. It was intended that teh shells were ejected so that the spent shells did not block the gun for future firing.

it is made from steel to take the heat from the fired shell.
The original green paint.
It is marked with an AW ( Armstrong Whitworth) inspectors stamp and part number C176197.
Armstrong Whitworth made Sea Hawks for Hawker.
From the Sea Hawk part numbers we can see the part on the hinged door on the side fo the fuselage.

We have created a black walnut wood base 10cm by 20cm and the whole item stands 15cm high.
We have laser engraved the aircraft name on the front.

The base has green felt on the bottom.

Price £140 including UK delivery
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Large Platter/Fruit Bowl made from a airliner jet engine section

A large platter in stainless steel and black walnut made from part of a jet engine.

This is part of the inside of a commercial Jet engine and is assumed to be a GE/CFM engine from a Boeing 737/Airbus A320.
It is a solid piece of stainless steel with several machined holes as well as a rim.

The lower edge has a full set of part numbers and markings.

We used the existing holes to mount a disc of solid American Black walnut as a base. It is secured using 15mm stainless steel allen bolts.

There were three tapped holes in the top rim so we machined three black walnut handles and held them in place using the tapped holes - using stainless steel allen bolts.

The wood has been treated with finishing oil and wax polish only.


It is an extremely heavy pieces of metal weighing in at just over 4kg.

it has a diameter of 47cm plus handles and heigh of 12 cm.

Price £185 including UK delivery
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Bristol Blenheim Key rings

these are a selection of Large (and small) keyring that we have laser cut from a WW2 aircraft perspex window.

These would make great gifts for an aviation's enthusiast.

The listing is for a single keyring.
Please Choose either large or small!
For the large ones you can choose which colour you want.
For the small there is only silver or red colour choice.
The window is the navigators hatch window from a Bristol Blenheim Mk. V.

We acquired a hatch from Duxford a few years ago that had two of the perspex panels still present although cracked. We made the hatch into a bookcase and replaced the perspex. The hatch had several Rootes inspectors stamps and part numbers to confirm it was from a long nose Blenheim V.

We have laser cut some large and small keyrings from the middle hatch.

The large keyrings are colour coded from their securing wires.

The silver wired used the original Dzus hole as the mounting and the other colored versions use a laser cut hole.

Price large £20 including UK postage
Small £10 including UK postage.
Overseas postage on request



Lighting


This section has lights and lamps created from aircraft and other unusual historic items to bring a talking point to the room.



Vintage Physics Laboratory Optics Lamp

A unique vintage lamp made from a cast alloy physics optical laboratory lens holder and two plano convex lenses.

This is likely from a British Physics lab where they were testing optics. The screws on it were all BA (British ). Likely post war but could be pearlier or later. Certainly not modern.

The two lenses are very large and are 9.25 inches diameter and 3 inches deep and are of excellent clarity. They are flat on the inside and rounded on the outside - this is called plano convex.

When illuminated the lamp gives off a good round light to the front and back and projects a good circle onto walls behind it. The lens magnify the light slightly.

They are mounted on the original aluminium alloy lens holder - which has a groove cut in each face to hold the lenses and the fittings to hold them around the edges as well as two cast feet.

We have mounted the lenses so that they sit roundel side out.
We have added new brass fittings to hold the lenses.
We have repainted the outside in gloss black.
As the lenses protrude from the mount we have made two feet from black bog oak. As the bog oak had shakes in it- we have filled the shakes with lead free pewter.

We have made a brass stand to hold the bulb in the middle of the lenses.

We have used an LED filament bulb at 12V so there is no electrical or heat concerns.

The lead runs to a transformer that can be plugged into the mains via a kettle plug.
The transformer can run on 110V or 240V input.

The lamp itself weighs 12.3 kg! and meanders 30 cm high, 26 cm wide and 18cm deep plus transformer at the end of a 6ft cord.

A unique lamp!

Can be used as a desk lamp, a room light or a bedroom light.

Shipping shown to UK by Parcelforce - due to weight.


Price £200 UK only due to weight
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Working Royal Navy Bronze Lamp - 1969

This is an Admiralty Pattern Hand Held lamp made in 1969 byW. McGeogh for the Royal Navy.

It is made from Bronze - with a brass light shield and glass cylinder lamp housing.

The small circular object on the top of the box is an on/off switch - which when turned makes the circuit and turns the light on.

It has the A.P. ( Admiralty Pattern) label with date and McGeogh name on the upper surface.

McGeogh still make lamps for the navy

It weighs 6 kg.

The glass is completely intact , clean and chip free. It is 10 cm tall.

The bronze base box measures 13 cm x 10.5 cm x 17 cm.

The total height is 31 cm and with max of 20 cm x 14 cm.


It has been completely disassembled and all bronze nuts and studding cleaned or replaced. All parts have been cleaned.

It would originally have been battery operated and for use in an emergency - with the clamp on one side to allow it to be temporarily mounted on a bracket.

We have rewired it with a 110/220V transformer via a kettle pug - into a 12V DC supply that powers a Ba 15S LED bulb of ca. 200 Lumens - good for use as a desk or reading lamp. If needed we can replace bulb with a 1000 lumen LED bulb that will provide good room illumination.

With a country suitable kettle plug it can be plugged in - the knob on teh top turned and it will work for many hours - without giving off any heat.

So in summary a 50 year old bronze lamp from a Royal Navy vessel - converted to LED and fully working.

Shipping shown to UK by Parcelforce - due to weight.


Price £280 UK
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Fairchild C119 Flying Boxcar Landing Light lamp


This is an aircraft landing light that we purchased a while ago where it was advertised as a Hawker Hurricane lamp

We cleaned it up and tidied the edges and found evidence of US chromate dark green paint; the captive nuts were UNF (American specification) and it had part numbers starting at 110, 111 and 103.

A long process has shown that this is the landing light of a C119 - a transport aircraft made by Fairchild and nicknamed the Flying Boxcar. It was the standard transport in the post war era and was also used as a gunship in the Asian conflicts.

The light can be seen on the attached link form a modeling site
http://www.britmodeller.com/walkarounds/aircraft/c-119/136/13610.jpg

The C119 was also teh aircraft that featured in the Flight of the Phoenix - about a C119 crashed in the desert.

We have added sides and a back as well as bolting a sheet of polycarbonate onto the front. We have added a 12V LED filament bulb and wired this to a transformer that can be run on 240V or 110V through a supplied kettle plug.

It can be hung from the two brass key slots on the back.

The LED light is low voltage and no heat.

It measures 12 inches high, 13 inches wide and 7 inches deep.



Price £195 including shipping
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Ju 88 fuselage lamp

The lamp is an original ww2 FL 32258 made by Pohl and Helbig of Berlin. These were used in the fuselage interiors or Ju88 and He111 fuselage. The bottom of the lamp has the full set of markings and RAL red stamp.

It is from a crashed aircraft and there is some bruising around the upper glass edge. But this is minor. The glass is original and intact. Base, spring, interior shroud etc. are all present.

It is wired to a UK transformer through a lit switch but can be easily transferred to other country plugs.

The lamp base is 8.5 cm diameter.


Price is £125 Plus P&P
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1950’s East German red Lamp

An IKA lamp which can be connected to a battery via the two terminals. The upper fish eye lans has red glass on the inside.

Price is £30 Plus P&P
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WW2 Italian blackout lamps

Two different gooseneck lamps for use as a desk /bedside lamp.

Each of them has a different iron/steel base.

1. Ornate square cast iron base as shown

2. Round flat cast steel base as shown


Each of them comes with a gooseneck adjustable neck so that they can be adjusted to suit your lightning need.

Each of them has a spun aluminium two part black out lamp shade.

These wartime lamp shades were purchased from Italy. They were designed to allow domestic spot lighting to avoid light being seen from outside a building and so from overhead aircraft.

They all come with a 3A three pin UK plug and an LED bulb. Using an LED bulb is important as there is not the heat that a tungsten bulb would emit.

They are all different

Please note that they have a narrow beam of light and do not light a room - but can be used for a desk , reading light or beds
ide light.


Shown in use and on a desk.

Price shown is for each lamp.


Price is £115 Plus P&P
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Vintage French airliner overhead light.

We were sold this as being from an Air France Douglas DC-3 and that it was removed by the pilot when the aircraft was retired.
It came to us from France.

The style and paint colour are very reminiscent of French airliners of the 30's and 40's.
The paint is 100% original and has some marks from use.

It has two working buttons that turn on the light for calling the steward and a second for an overhead light.
The pastic diffuser to the main bulb is also original.
It came to us with all the wiring cut.
We have rewired it and added LED bulbs.

The lamp is fully working and can be used as a side light, desk light or bedside light.

It measures 18.5 cm x 13 cm x 7.5cm in its mount and weighs with the transformer and cable 1.5kg.

We can ship anywhere. Price £115 plus postage

We have mounted it in a hardwood block with a trailing wire to a aluminium alloy box containing a mains to 12 V transformer.
The box has a kettle plus socket that allows it to be plugged into the mains supply.
The transformer will work with 230V and 110 V supply.
We have either a UK or an EU kettle plus that we can supply with it.
For US you will need to obtain a cable locally as we cannot source one
here.
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