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    The results of a short wander across the airfield this evening:

    Nice to find another couple of lead ordnance wire seals, after not finding a single one last year.
    The knife handle was laying on the ploughsoil beside one of the runways.
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    Looks to be part of a bomb fin transit crate.
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    Yet another bomb transit hoop latch, albeit in slightly better condition that the usual state I find them in.
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    All the best,
    PB
    Last edited by Paul B; 08-23-2011 at 01:46 AM.

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    Hi Paul
    Nice finds for eyes only, one day I hope I'll have your knowledge on identifying finds because I think I would have walked past some of those. I live and constantly learn.
    All the Best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Hi Paul do you have any pictures of the lead seals i'm intrested to see what they were stuck on

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    Here are some closer views showing the size and markings on the seals, .50 cal round for scale.

    US on one side:

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    Ordnance Department "Flaming Bomb" on the other:

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    Seen with some asorted bomb fuze safety pins and Fahnestock Clips:

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    And the whole lot seen together in this diagram showing the safety wire holding the pin in place, along with the seal and instruction label:

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    All the best,
    PB

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    Found this M1910 canteen lying against a tree in the hedgebottom leaf litter the other day...

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    Made a start on cleaning it:

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    Nice ACA (Aluminum Company of America, now better known as Alcoa) manufacturer and date stamps:

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    PB

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    Very nice find Paul, lovely to see the manu stamp and date are still easily read and it still has it's lid with securing chain. If you're finding this sort of stuff on the surface the mind boggles on what's just below ground.
    Thanks for posting.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    The water bottle is really nice Paul and so are the bomb fuze safety pins. I spent years throwing 100s of them away and now i know what they are iv only found a handfull.

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