Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Miniature Torpedoes

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Miniature Torpedoes
Two miniature torpedoes from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (ABC-TV, 1964-68). Pair of highly-detailed, hand-machined torpedo miniatures used in the underwater special effects sequences. Both feature complex internal mechanisms designed to be powered by compressed air, which would spin the torpedo propellers and create a bubble effect. Measures 10.5 in. long and 22 in. long, respectively. It is also probable that these two torpedoes were used by Fox in other 1960s war films. Propellers on each torpedo are bent, though the original paint and overall structure remains intact.

Sold for $325 at the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 17, 12 December 2003.

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