This clock is a unique and rare item of aviation history. Made using a Con Rod and Piston from a genuine Battle of Britain Hurricane - serial no. P3708 coded DT-E. This Hawker Hurricane flew with 257 Sqn.
On 18th August 1940, this plane was on its 5th mission when it succumbed to enemy fire. Luckily the pilot bailed out and escaped with minor injuries. The aircraft crashed in the south of England taking heavy impact.
The piece has been carefully and sympathetically restored using ultrasonic cleaning techniques to ensure that the original finish is maintained along with inspection stamps and part numbers. See individual photos.
An eight day mechanical movement clock dating back to the same period has been fitted into a brass adaptor bush to create a beautiful timepiece.
This item forms an integral part of our V for Victory range and bears our bespoke hard enamel badge. The base is hand crafted from English Oak.
This item will be presentation boxed and supplied with a presentation folder documenting the history of the aircraft.
See other items in our V for Victory range which include the Piston and Con Rods from this aircraft.
Other items soon to be on sale - Spitfire Merlin Clocks, propellers, lights and crank.
In support of Royal British Legion - Please note 5% of the sale price will be donated to Royal British Legion if this item is purchased before 31st December 2015. This donation applies to all items within our Ashby Aero range.
If you live outside of the United Kingdom and are interested in buying this item, please email us and we will be happy to obtain a postage estimate for you.
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