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World War I Vintage Torpedo/Gyroscope/Ashtray

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  • $ 975


World War I Vintage Torpedo/Gyroscope/Ashtray-Another one of a kind item from the Ruptured Duck.  Please take the time to look at the photos. This stands approx. 9 ½” high including the match holder, and its approx. 9” wide.  The middle sections consist of a cutaway from what we are told is a German World War I torpedo shell casing.  The cutaway reveals a very sophisticated gyroscope setup on a wheel that rotates when spun.   We were not able to find any markings on the brass section or the internal components.  This has been set into a 3 tier well-constructed wooden base; the wood appears to be some type of a walnut.  The top of the shell casing has been fitted with a beautifully carved configuration that is an ashtray.   The cigarette and match holder are made of a solid brass.  This is a heavy item, weighing approx. 8 lbs.  It may require additional shipping. A unique piece and perhaps you can tell us what it is!