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Tag of French navy ship "F.M.F. Indian ocean", "tape de bouche des fregat forces maritime francaises-F.M.F.-de ocean lndian"
"Tape de bouche" or "mouth tape", literal translation means "Gag for the mouth". It sounds strange, but it is connected to the history of those objects appearance. In the past, on ships similar objects used to close muzzle of the gun, for protection from water. Since the beginning of last century, it has become a tradition to produce special souvenirs, tags, when a ship was launched onto the water
We offer you one of these tags - a souvenir, a military ship of French armed forces "tape de bouche des F.M.F. ocean lndian ». Mid-20th century, the exact date is not known to us
Tag is made of bronze on a wooden base. Item for collection
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