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Burtonwood Airfield Find

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    Hi Guys
    I found these on a recent 10 min sweep through the old WW2 Airfield area @ approx 5" depth.

    Before i start to unnecessarily clean it all up... any clean examples around? Any ideas?

    My thoughts are, 4x4 vehicle oil or water cap! It still has its rubber seal.

    Here is what I can read under the hardened dirt:
    MADE IN ENGLAND
    18
    PATENTED IN VARIOUS COUNTRIES

    There is more but under the muck.



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    Oil or fuel drum cap?

    Eric
    [h=3]e plu·ri·bus u·num[/h]

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    Quote by Eric Zentner View Post
    Oil or fuel drum cap?

    Eric
    Hi Eric
    I was assuming vehicle because its rather heavy duty and has stamping on it?

    Dan

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    Hi Dan, not off a vehicle to the very best of my knowledge of hanging around WW2 ex - military vehicles for the past 30 years. Off a fuel drum I think.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    What size is it? My first though was fuel drum cap too!

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    Approx 60mm wide & 15mm thick

    Thanks for the help boys, im going to put some weak detergent into the top to try and lift the muck off the rest of the writing

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    The Black at top of the cap was thick tar/oil that i have been trying to remove with little joy... the missus just recommended "sticky stuff remover" and blow me..... it was incredible... 10 seconds later and it was gone with no effect on the metal TRI SURE!!



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    Here is a period 1943 Drum!!! Thanks guys, your a font of knowledge

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    "Betterware" has been going some years too! I remember my Mum buying thier stuff.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had good advice? Saved money? Why not become a Gold Club Member, just hit the green "Join WRF Club" tab at the top of the page and help support the forum!

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    "Betterware" has been going some years too! I remember my Mum buying thier stuff.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Haha your not wrong mate, its on par with Avon & Tupperware

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