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Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

Article about: A few items from the excavation of a backfilled pond a few weeks ago, after an initial cleaning: Antenna insulators and other electrical items: Sawn-off length of pipe: Nicely marked Bakelit

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    A few items from the excavation of a backfilled pond a few weeks ago, after an initial cleaning:

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    Antenna insulators and other electrical items:

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    Sawn-off length of pipe:

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    Nicely marked Bakelite jar lid, but from what?

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    Formation light fitting, probably a C-1 type, but from what aircraft?
    The remnants of the transparent fairing may be a clue:

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    AN-B-10 bomb shackle, tripped and missing the release arm:

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    Bank Holiday airfield dump excavation

    All the best,
    PB

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    Nice finds.

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    Hi Paul,
    Very nice work, good finds there thanks for posting them.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Updates:

    The formation light appears to be an A-9 Position Lamp and support fairing from a B-17G wingtip.

    The alloy casting next to the prop hub gaskets in the first photo is a propeller shaft transit protector.

    Still no idea about the lid with the royal cypher though...

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    very nice finds looks good thanks for posting

    tom

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    Hi Paul,nice finds! did you come across all the usual rubbish like bottles? iv also found a couple of insulators at mine well at least i know that they are insulators now looking forward to seeing what else you turn up
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    That's a ceramic lid from a swing stoppered pop bottle.

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    thanks Nick i thought it was uhum

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    Yup, the tapered ceramic jobby is a bottle stopper, usually seen with a rubber ring in the recess.

    The item below it in the grouped photo appear to the the centre electrode from a sparkplug.

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