Tank shell casing made into a ship’s bell - 1977

Description
Tank shell casing made into a ship’s bell - 1977
in used condition, 20th century

made of brass.
Weight 4kg
Dimensions: Height 29 cm, diameter 14.5 cm
Material: copper and zinc.
Sounds pretty clear and loud, sounds like a bell
Characteristics: 105 MM TK NR 21 §EMF LOT1 1977, PRS DM82n SH/T PRAC EMZ 77-3
Condition: This is an decorated casing of a grenade that was used for the 105 mm L7 cannon of the British Centurion Tank.
Manufacturer: Unknown
After World War II the English sold the Centurion to: The Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland and also to former colonies and dominions: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Singapore and India, and between 1959 and 1972 also to Israel. A total of 3614 were 3614 exported. Due to on-selling New Zealand acquired five of its eight tanks in Hong Kong, and sold everything later to Australia, which would eventually own 143 vehicles. South Africa sold hundred of tanks to Switzerland in the late 1950s. In the 1970s, when they were threatened with an arms embargo, South Africa again bought tanks from Iraq, Israel, Jordan and India. Kuwait supplied tanks to Somalia; Iraq through Lebanon to South Africa; Egypt via Libya to South Africa.
This casing along with a folder with maps, comes from a Canadian soldier. This is being auctioned separately: Antique & Curiosities, Militaria auction
Will be shipped, can also be picked up

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