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Silver & Art Objects

Lighter, Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Co., 1916

Silver

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Grenade lighter

 in the form of a Mills bomb, the bomb was patented by William Mills a golf club designer and adopted by the British Army as its standard hand grenade in 1915. Its grooved pineapple shape became a design classic. Used primarily as a defensive weapon, a competent thrower could manage thirty metres with reasonable accuracy but had to take cover immediately after throwing it.

Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company
London, 1916.

9.3 cm high