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HISTORY : MILITARIA

Object Name

(Naval) Signalling Torch

Maker

Shimwell Alexander & Co (Primary maker)

Date Made

c. 1890 - 1910
c. 1890 - 1910

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

Brass signalling torch with a blue glass lens and bakelite signalling knob for sending morse code signals. Torches like these were used for signalling in trench war-fare (First World War). Inscription on the back: "A.P. 16001" and Broad Arrow Government Ownership mark.

Materials

brass
glass

Place Collected


Catalogue Number

BELUM.W2012.727

Copyright

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