Hemigrapsus penicillatus and Potamon fluviatile
Varunid crab, Hemigrapsus penicillatus 1 and freshwater crab, Potamon fluviatile 2 Grapso penicillato, Telfusa fluviatile. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieu's Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali, Dictionary of Natural Science, Florence, Italy, 1837. Illustration engraved by Corsi, drawn by Jean Gabriel Pretre and directed by Pierre Jean-Francois Turpin, and published by Batelli e Figli. Turpin (1775-1840) is considered one of the greatest French botanical illustrators of the 19th century
Mark XI Trench Brass Periscope with wooden handle, WW1
Pattern 1796, Heavy Cavalry Sword, 1808-1818.Carried by Capt (later Lt Col) William Tyrwhitt Drake, Royal Horse Guards.Blade is straight, flat backed, double edged with a hatchet blade.Wooden grip bound with cord and covered with leather.Wrought iron or steel ladder guard, broadened out at the base into a pear shaped disc with a reinforcing inside plate, and engraved with the owners name.An affectation of many Household Cavalry officers was that their swords remained in bare metal, without makers names or regimental inscriptions.Of the three Household Cavalry regiments there is only pictorial evidence for Pattern 1796 being carried by the 2nd Life Guards. Sword, service, heavy cavalry officer, pattern 1796 Date: 1806
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Advert for John Pound & Co military equipment 1915
An advertisement for the military equipment, ingersoll service watch nickel or gun metal, lifeguard reinforced pocket periscope, campaigning knife, penlite pocket lamp, folding pen knife, fork and spoon with leather case, officers water bottle, service pattern map case, outpost aluminium canteen'. All available from John Pound & Co, Oxford Street, London.
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