Military paraphernalia

The collection came about through unsystematic, random collecting and gifts with occasional transfers. The collectible items were obtained within the extent of the Přerov region as of the founding of the Town Museum in Přerov in the year 1902. 

It was expanded the most in terms of numbers in the 1920s during the period after the end of the World War. The collection of military items can be categorised in terms of time period to the 14th - 20th centuries, while the oldest period is only represented by occasional pieces. 

Items in the collection

The vast majority of the collectible items can be defined in terms of territory, based on the locale of origin: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Poland, Russia, the Balkans and in particular cases the region of Přerov. In terms of categories, the collection of military paraphernalia consists of armour: cold weapons (primarily sabres) and explosive weapons (examples of the main types of revolvers and breacher loaders) and to a smaller extent armour.

Amongst the most significant collectible items are the blade weapon findings of back-swords from the first half of the 17th century and Russian Cossack sabres embossed with silver from the year 1910. Of interest in terms of fire arms are a muzzle loader with a safety fuse lock from the first half of the 17th century, a German muzzle loader with a flintlock from the year 1705, air pistols from the middle of the 18th century or an experimental model of an Austrian infantry gun, KRNKA 1869.

An important position in the collection is occupied by the Janeček hand grenade from the year 1916 or the hand grenade produced by the Přerov company Heinik during World War I. The most valuable piece of armour are spurs from the 14th century and a Papenheim helmet from the middle of the 17th century.

907 collectible items (registration numbers) are recorded in the branch collection of military items. 

The collection is administered by Mgr. Petr Sehnálek (Social Sciences Department).


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