Tuesday 31 July 2012

Mountain Artillery

Continuing the occasional series of pictures of Toy Soldiers.

This set of Toy Soldiers is currently held by the National Army Museum in London. The Mountain Artillery with Mule Team and Quick Firing Gun set was made in 1908 by William Britains Ltd. These models illustrate how a mountain artillery mule team of the period worked. The gun could be dismantled into separate parts, with the barrel, carriage, wheels, axle and ammunition each being carried by different mules. This meant that artillery could be transported in even the most mountainous terrain, such as on the North West Frontier of India.

Mountain Artillery Models by William Britons Ltd 1908

This particular set is currently on display in the War Horse exhibition at the Museum.


  1. What a delight to see, thank you for sharing.

  2. Very fun! Makes me wonder what everyday stuff of ours will end up in a museum someday, maybe miniatures we paint!

  3. Great post. But sometimes I think the stuff we make nowadays won't be around it doesn't seem to last

  4. That's a nice old set; probably as rare as hen's teeth.

  5. Aint those lovely!!!


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