Beautiful solid pewter Spitfire paperweight, can also be used as a magnet. Presented in a gift box which has a relevant Trivia Tag inside. The perfect Southampton gift!
Choose the story you want on the back of the Trivia Tag. See below to read the full stories, then drop us an email with your selection and we’ll do the rest!
Birthplace: ”Southampton is the birthplace of the Spitfire aircraft, which saved the country during the Battle of Britain in WWII. Devised by R.J. Mitchell, the first Spitfire flew in 1936. Only 12 were initially ordered but more than 22,500 were eventually built.”
Nickname: ”R.J. Mitchell, designer of the famous Spitfire fighter aircraft, wanted it to be called the Shrew or the Scarab. Instead it was named after the daughter of Mitchell’s boss, whose fiery character had earned her the nickname ‘spitfire’.”
Schneider: ”The Schneider trophy air race was the most dangerous sport in history, a speed contest for sea planes held several times in Southampton waters. The trophy was won by Great Britian with RJ Mitchell’s Supermarine S.6B breaking the air speed record at 407 miles per hour in 1931.
The Spitfire paperweight measures: Wingspan = 7.8cm | Length = 6.5cm | Height = 0.5cm. Box size = 8.3cm x 8.3 cm x 3cm (height) .