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Lot 44 (Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019)

A RARE WORKING ELECTRIC MODEL OF A WHITEHEAD TORPEDO, PRESENTED TO AN OFFICER IN THE THAI NAVY, 6 FEBRUARY, 1914

Sold for £2,000


Condition report

Plating worn, especially to nose sention; motor works well - battery compartment in base recently refurbished. Otherwise good overall condition.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.

 

A RARE WORKING ELECTRIC MODEL OF A WHITEHEAD TORPEDO, PRESENTED TO AN OFFICER IN THE THAI NAVY, 6TH FEBRUARY, 1914

constructed in nickel brass with central cigarette compartment with internal touch plates briefly operating contra-rotating impulse and guidance propellers, mounted on tapered wooden base with dual-language presentation inscription plate and inset battery compartment under -- 5½ x 23½in. (14 x 60cm.)

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), 30th April 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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