Improved Field Cannon (Picabrix)

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Exhibit

Improved Field Cannon (Picabrix)

Field Cannon model (Picabrix).jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Two , Area 6
Metal Construction Sets (display)

A really rather good World War One-style model field cannon built with the Thornton-Pickard Picabrix system.

Improved Field Cannon, Picabrix

This model is an enhanced and improved version of the design shown in the catalogue, and it works so well that we suspect that the clunky Picabrix wheel sections (which doubled as architectural arches) and the slightly confusing angle-joint blocks might have been specifically designed with field artillery and field artillery trailers in mind. The match between the subject matter and the design style of the blocks just seems to be too good for this to be a coincidence.