7H109  The Flotilla

Alarm version of the Resolute.  Although you might go years and years without seeing one in anything but all-brass (as above and below), they began and ended looking quite different.  Initially, the case was made of "oxidized metal" and I'm not even sure what that meant or what they looked like.  They might have been mistaken for heavily corroded brass and passed over by collectors.  In June, 1942, Flotillas were sold with a bakelite case like the Annapoliswith a lot of steel parts to save brass.  (See pics at bottom.)
Production of this model was suspended due to the War and never resumed.
back to the War Yearsto the 7H110 Orpheus


Very rare 1942 version of the Flotilla with ivory case and lots of steel parts inside.   Note there's no hole in the case to accept the star ornament that decorates the Annapolis.  Presumably they had run out of brass stars and couldn't get the brass to make more but they had plenty of those solid brass wheel spokes!  This piece also has a (painted) steel inner bezel, and some steel gears.