A Vickers artillery fuse, circa 1906.

A Vickers artillery fuse, circa 1906.


A Krupp patent Time & Percussion fuse by Vickers mounted as a paperweight.


Circa 1906

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Technology, Engineering antiques, Other Technology Antiques


An Early 20th century aluminium “Time and Percussion” artillery fuse. No. 80.1.

Made by Vickers under licence from Krupp of Germany. Circa 1906.

Mounted on a polished granite base as a paperweight.

Marked: 80.1 157 E.O.C VM 11/06

Height: 8.5 cm | 3.25 in
Width: 18 cm | 7 in
Depth: 11 cm | 4.25 in

Weight: 1.8 kg. – 4 lbs.


The Krupp patents debacle: Vickers and Krupp traded in weapons, from 1902 Vickers had a deal allowing them to use the Krupp blueprints for time and percussion shell fuzes (no. 80 and no. 82), Vickers were contractually obliged to pay patent royalties for 15 years for each contract, and communicate any improvements in design and manufacture to Krupp. 

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