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Article about: Hi all, After work i had a quick go on the POW camp again spent about 1.30hours few intresting bits 1: Lanchester ? 2: 2 tins some sort of ration? 3: Horlicks, Rations? 4: Nivea from 1940's?

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    Hi all,

    After work i had a quick go on the POW camp again spent about 1.30hours
    few intresting bits

    1: Lanchester ?
    2: 2 tins some sort of ration?
    3: Horlicks, Rations?
    4: Nivea from 1940's?
    5: Tap from the camp
    6: ??


    Thanks for looking

    John

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    Hi John

    I would say that you are batting along the right lines with your tentative id of pic 1 as being "Lanchester". I would go so far as to say that it is the manufacturers name plate off of a vehicle. Lanchester not only made a SMG, they also made ARMOURED CARS and this looks like the name plate off one of those.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Thanks Jimpy, I'm going to try and find a picture of one now

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    Pic 1 is defo a Lanchester Car badge

    Lanchester Straight-Eight - 1936 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    The Lanchester SMG was made by Sterling (Mainly) and was named after the chief engineer George Lanchester. The Lanchester car maker had no involvement.

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    Quote by m3bobby View Post

    The Lanchester SMG was made by Sterling (Mainly) and was named after the chief engineer George Lanchester. The Lanchester car maker had no involvement.

    Thats something that Ive just learnt then, I was always under the impression that it was the Lanchester cars people that made them.
    Thanks mate.

    Regards etc

    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

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    Nice finds

    The two red tins.......could they be the lid and base of the same tin ? It looks like a first aid tin of some sort.

    Steve T

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    Hi steve they where both found in diffferent areas and are both bases. I think first aid sounds good

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    Steve I see you have one of those nivea pots in
    Your collection do I could also see one that looked like my horlicks one

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    WH

    Yep. Got a couple of each. I have now learnt that the guys used the following items and have found them at numerous sites. I reckon they had a contract to supply the US and British armies.

    Gibbs Dentifrice
    Horlicks
    Nivea
    Macleans
    Spring Delight (jam)
    Mansion Polish
    Ipana Toothpaste
    Kolynos toothpaste
    Shavallo

    And various other bits. I find these the most frequently though.

    Cheers

    Steve T
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    Cheers Steve,

    Looks like i've got a few more to find yet :P


    John

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