Whitehead Torpedo lapel pins

£1100
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Whitehead Torpedo lapel pins

£1100

Two early 20th century lapel pins or brooches produced in the form of Whitehead torpedoes, Fiume.

Length: 62 mm. approx. 1:100 scale.

One is marked: FIUME 1903 KLARA. Is in the form of a 18" torpedo produced the Fiume factory between 1900 – 1906.  

The other represents a 21 inch torpedo, also a produced in Rijeka Whitehead Factory between 1909 - 1918. Unmarked, with detonator propeller mounted on the “nose” of the torpedo.

Both are thought to be made for the Whitehead Torpedo Factory, Whitehead & Co in Fiume, now Rijeka in Croatia.