Brass model WW1 Tank

Contributed by Colin Finch

Brass model WW1 Tank

This object, a desk paperweight, illustrates the technical advance of the time. It seems to me that the strength and invincibility of the tank was being reflected in the product of the company, Brass pressings, for which this was an advert. This was the desk top sports car or fighter model of its day. The tank was viewed as super weapon of which only its lozenge shape was clearly known and is still emblematic of the First World War.

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