R.I.A. Rock Island Arsenal 

The Rock Island Arsenal comprises 946 acres (383 ha), located on Arsenal Island, originally known as Rock Island, on the Mississippi River between the cities of Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois. It lies within the state of Illinois. Rock Island was previously used as the summer camp site for Sauk Native Americans, and the dispute over tribal ownership led to the Black Hawk War of 1832, after the primary leader of the Sauk, Black Hawk. It is now home of First Army headquarters, and the US Army's Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing.[3] The island was originally established as a government site in 1816, with the building of Fort Armstrong. It is now the largest government-owned weapons manufacturing arsenal in the United States.[4] It has manufactured military equipment and ordnance since the 1880s. In 1919–1920 one hundred of the Anglo-American or Liberty Mark VIII tanks were manufactured, although too late for World War I. It is designated as a National Historic Landmark.

made by C.T. Ham of Rochester N.Y. 
These are a custom made double thick brass Gem inspired model featuring a fire department wire wrapped bail and a slide on triple wire cage.

00 sized unmarked globe 


Condition - Excellent, no cracks to the brass , beautiful overall patina .

No visible condition issues present other than a missing globe guard pin located on the right side .
2 crown tabs solder repaired .

** has not been oil tested **
** item is on consignment, ships from PA**

C.T. Ham Gem special order R.I.A. Rock island arsenal

SKU: CTHAMRIA
$975.00Price