V for Victory – Hurricane Merlin Con Rod and Piston Clock SOLD


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.   Note that there is a small section of one side of the piston which broke away on impact – see individual photos for more detail.


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 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 folder documenting the history of the aircraft.


Other items  on sale – Spitfire Merlin Clock, pendant lights and crank.




During December, we will be donating 5% of the sale price of all items from our Mantiques and Gifts for Men range to Suicide Bereavement Charity SOBS.  For more information, see this link


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.

Email  at info@ashbyinteriors.co.uk



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