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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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    Your doing a great job cleaning all the finds

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    Here is the last lot from my last visit, except for the car headlight housing which will need more work like electrolysis.

    A mixed bunch, riveted air skin with traces of paint, a switch cover and tube perhaps hydraulic.

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    Perhaps this was a drinks cup coaster, when found it was complete but as it dried out the clear top and card below folded up. It is possible to make out the words trouser press perhaps an advert?. The brass base has a nice trade mark.

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    Quite a long piece of tubing with coiled metal wire around it, any ideas?

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    The inert handles of three type 1 Sticky bombs (No 74). A simple device made up of just a bakelite tube, a spring and a pin. The clip has gone from these and the pin is in the discharged position. The type 1 firing cap and bottle were separate units from the handle. This type was unreliable usually because the glass bottles broke inside. The redesigned type had the handle, firing cap and a plastic bottle all combined as one unit. These were usually used by the Home Guard and SOE to supply the resistance groups.

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    No idea what this is, some sort of tool?

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    Any ideas?, I thought this was a vehicle head light black out cover but it has glass protruding from the side. It retains a lot of the RAF blue. The photo has changed the actual shade shown.

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    Not sure? could this be a peice that either had lamps or push buttons protruding on a control panel, notice that it is marked.

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    The final picture shows another mixed bag, a wire clip and switch cover both retaining original paint, a lamp fitting and metal ring.

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    Thank you for any help.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    The push button panel is a radio control cover, I think Steve found one and I posted a pic a couple of weeks ago. Looped wire item is a gunner's link clearing tool for a browning. Good selection!

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    Silly LS ! Fancy not remembering my radio control cover find !!

    ian_ is exactly right. Picture of my radio control cover attached. I also knew what the loop tool was but ian_ beat me to it ! Nice finds

    Steve T
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    Hi Ian and Steve,
    Thanks for the quick replies and nice IDs on both finds. Even though the radio remote control is very much a relic its still a nice find with history. I'm very pleased with the Browning Gunners link clearing tool, it would have been so easy to leave it behind looking as it does like a piece of coat hanger so it just shows always take everything home .
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Wheel is from a towmotor as they called them about 8 -10 ton capacity I would guess.

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    Hi Charles,
    Thanks for the id, I'll have to see if I can find a picture of one.
    All the best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    I only managed a short visit today, but I did take a few pictures showing more stuff lying around and a few of my finds, seeing the light for the first time in 65+ years.
    I dont know about you but when I recover relics I usually only give them a cursary glance as they're pulled out. So that when they're cleaned and examined later, I sort of get to discover them all over again .

    I like this old bicycle, it's so easy to imagine the ground crew using this Hercules to get around the airfield even if the frame is the female version .

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    This is exactly as discovered a piece of British gasmask and below it another bakelite aircraft battery cover.

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    A fragment of another battery cover just lying around.

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    (left to right) It doesn't show up well in the pic but its an ammo link guessing .50 cal, middle pic is a telephone dial, I'm wondering if its marked or perhaps still shows its phone number and finally a mechanic's spanner.

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    This looks interesting some sort of bakelite calculator, perhaps for working out position.

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    Just a couple of the many relic enamel mugs lying on the surface, I also spotted white with blue edges and green ones.

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    Thats it for now I'll post pictures of the cleaned finds as they're done.

    Thank you.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Great inground shots.

    Did you and Steve get that video i sent you?

    John


    I almost forgot i see they had a sticky bomb on the antquies roadshow this evening it had the same bakelite handles you found

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    Great inground shots.

    Did you and Steve get that video i sent you?

    John


    I almost forgot i see they had a sticky bomb on the antquies roadshow this evening it had the same bakelite handles you found
    I saw that too! 500....!! I have my Garrett Ace 250 at the ready lol

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