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Article about: Hi all, found this object on the site of an old ww2 airfield that was used for bomber training and Horsa glider training. I have no idea what it is. Its quite heavy though and kinda looks li

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    Hi all, found this object on the site of an old ww2 airfield that was used for bomber training and Horsa glider training. I have no idea what it is. Its quite heavy though and kinda looks like a giant, blunt needle with an eye at the top.

    If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers.
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    It's a sash weight out of the same called window.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Sadly it looks like big med is right. Keep hunting.

    Andy

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    Yep .. sash window counter weight ..

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    Hi,
    I recall sach weights being smaller in length, but probably wrong, must have been a bloody big window.
    dave.

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    Yeah, that what I thought to as its pretty heavy. Odd place to find it lol

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    Not really, many airfields had hardcore transported in for building the runway and peritracks foundations. This was usually blitz rubble. Many of the Essex airfields for instance, used rubble from London. So, depending on the location of your airfield, find the nearest source. I have found all manner of items including sash weights in fields where runways and peritracks have been torn up

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