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New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

Article about: Nice finds. Lovely little brass item Steve T

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    A few more.

    The front of the gas mask 1941 dated, I like the survival of so much paint.

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    Various AM marked electrical fittings.

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    A couple of formica disc's and what appears to be part of a gauge.

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    Another AM marked fitting.

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    I've found a couple of these at the site, they seem to have been chrome covered brass. I have no idea what they were used for.

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    Aluminium bits Ive already posted pictures of the smaller type, I find lots of these. The larger piece could be part of a radio box it is marked 7-2?

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    a few more bits will follow

    Thanks

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Photo 35 appear to be of battery clamps or is that too obvious?

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    This relic was found just lying on the surface. Its a shame this is all that remains of a British Helmet, the steel shell having rusted away to nothing

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    This tube seems a little too big for oxygen supply, so perhaps it's from an engine it has a quality stamp.

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    Here are two flare gun cartridge bases, a few fragments of aero armoured glass and perhaps a handle from the front of radios or electrical equipment to enable access to the circuits inside.

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    Real disintegrating links for 20mm ammo, sadly the condition shows they really are disintegrating

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    Finally and this was a surprise to find a Royal Naval button? and it came out shining too. There's no record of any Fleet Air Arm or Naval activity at this site.

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    Thank you.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Hi Bobby,
    Thanks for your id and the AM prefix code 5J also confirms it they are a battery clamp.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

  5. #105

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    44 isnt a royal navy button, could be Dutch navy or similar. The crown will give it away.

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    Hi Bobby,
    Thats great news, I assumed it was British because it has a London maker on the back, but of course there were lots of Nationalities based in the UK who had to be supplied by British manufacturers.
    Very interesting.
    Thanks again.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Some more excellent finds LS. The formica discs.....any remains of any kind of dial on them? They look similar to a camera exposure counter that I have. The gaskmask piece is in superb condition !

    Steve T

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    Cheers Steve thanks for the suggestion, sadly I can not find any trace of markings on the discs, but I think I may have found the use its part of some sort of tuning device. I found one at the Lancaster base and it has the discs and wires running through each of the holes. So when its cleaned I'll post a picture to compare.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    I hope someone can help identify this large head gasket for 6 pistons, It's perhaps one side of a 12 cylinder engine. I've spent a couple of nights trawling the web trying to find pics of say a Merlin head gasket but had no joy. Can you identify what it came from?. When found it was rolled up so I very carefully unrolled it underwater to stop any dust. If its something interesting then I'll give it a few coats of matt varnish.

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    Thank you for any help.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Yesterday I had a free afternoon so went out for a quick search, four hours later I returned with these.
    I haven't been to this site for a while and was surprised how different it looks now its completely covered in nettles 5 and 6 feet tall. It wasn't easy but I had a scratch around and recovered a few interesting relics as shown. I'll post pictures of the choice items when they're cleaned.

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    Cheers
    LUCKYSTRIKE
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