ART DECO AEROPLANE LAMP & BAKELITE BASE
A superb quality Chrome plated model of the French Potez 631 twin engine Fighter/Bomber which entered service with Armée de l'Air in 1938, with captured aircraft also being utilised for a while by the Luftwaffe.
The aircraft is mounted via a “lightning flash” stand, to a solid Bakelite base, which is around 12 inches (30cms) long.
The glass globe is in good order, but one of the globe retaining clips on the lamp holder has broken, so although the globe can be fitted perfectly, it is a little loose.
The whole thing displays beautifully, and will be of interest not only to Aviation Enthusiasts, but also to collectors of Bakelite or Art deco.
The electric lead has an original Bakelite “Zeppelin” switch, I have fitted a 40watt bulb for the photos, and it workls well, but the item will be supplied without a bulb for safety’s sake. Legally, I should also advise the buyer to get the item “checked out by an electrician before use !”
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A WW2 trench art model of the Boulton-Paul Defiant Turret Fighter, not frequently seen in this medium.
Although not one of the more well known manufacturers, the Wolverhampton based Boulton & Paul company started its construction engineering division in 1905, and during WW1 built more Sopwith Camels than any other manufacturer !Aluminium cast airframe, mounted on an aluminium stand via a detachable aluminium upright.
This model has a wingspan of around 5.5 inches (14cms)Prices shown include Tracked/Insured Shipping, if your country or area are not shown, please contact me at the address shown on the CONTACT page for a competitive shipping cost.