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Tag French navy ship “South zone of Indian ocean"

Code: 17149
Price: 35.00 €
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Weight: 1.45 Kg
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Tag of French navy ship “South zone of Indian ocean", «tape de bouche des forces maritime zone sud de l`ocean Indien »

"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. Mid-20th century, the exact date is «tape de bouche des forces maritime zone sud de l`ocean Indien » unknown to us

Tag is made of bronze on a wooden base. Item for collection

Diameter: 19.5 (16) см
Material: Brass wood
Trademark: trademark-unknown
Date of manufacture: 70-80
Condition : very-good-vintage
Usage: Collection. Home decoration
Weight range for delivery (kg): 1.0 - 2.0

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