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A Few small finds today at WW2 camp site

Article about: had another quick visit to one of the dump/demolition pits. No detector again, just digging around with a trowel. The area is completely jammed with broken crockery, remains of what were qui

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    Quote by lazer4856 View Post
    I really like that spoon with the broad arrow, Havent seen one besides in couple Canadian books, really cool!!!
    Thanks

    Now found out that the mark I thought was EPNS is in fact the mark for Joseph Gilbert - JGNS - who operated mid to late 19th century. I now believe this spoon is pre-1890 in date.

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    Well, the broad arrow mark has been used since the 17th century. When the War Department ceased to exist in 1857, the War Office was 'formed' but continued to use the broad arrow and the term war department. This being the case, the only well to age the spoon is via the hallmark date stamp.

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    a few more finds today. A couple of boot heels, more drill/training rounds, a padlock, what looks like a horsey stirrup thing. In the top right corner is what looks like a mills bomb spoon (I think) and 2 items which I have no idea. One looks like a CND badge , made of brass - not a clue, and what looks like a teeny tiny knife wth a shaped handle though given the size I am a bit baffled - maybe will be clearer once cleaned up - any thoughts

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    Hi Harry,
    Interesting selection, you're right it's definately a Mills spoon, the knife thing could be a paper knife for opening envelopes? That Y marked brass rectangle could be a piece of an electrical earlier type circuit board? but saying that Ive also found similar bits that were out of locks!
    All the best.
    LS

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    It's not a knife per se, it's what's left of the business end of a cut throat razor, note the curved tang at the end and the remains of the hinge block.

    Regards, Ned.
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    '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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    Only Ned could spot that, he must still be using his one lol

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    Only Ned could spot that, he must still be using his one lol
    Not as often as one may think actually David.......
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    '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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    Well if you start Howling at the moon , i'm off

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    Thanks Ned - great spot

    Think you may need to get a strimmer rather than a razor

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    Is that what the youngsters these days call a 'Brazilian' ?


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