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New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

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    WH - Yep. Got it mate Good vid

    Steve T

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    Thanks John for the nudge on the Antiques Roadshow I'll see if I can find it on Iplayer. They are quite rare but 500 seems a touch to much to me. On my first visit I think I dug the metal cover from one but because I had quite a bit to carry and couldn't readily identify it I left it but I know where so next time I go I'll get it.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Here are some of my recent finds cleaned.

    First is another RAF marked accumulator battery box cover. This is the same type as previously found but without the cut out section.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Here is a large calibre alloy tube that still retains some of the (aero) green paint and the cover for a joint. Could this be part of an exhaust pipe from a multi engined aircraft?

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    A small alloy valve or filter?

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    A nice condition WD marked brass screw lid, I'm assuming from a fuel container do you know what the initials could stand for?

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    The telephone dial enameled, notice the markings on the underside do you think the number 10H shown is an Air Ministry ref code or just a coincidence and is actually a civilian telephone. Sadly water has penetrated the central section destroying the paper that would have shown its original telephone number.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    I have no idea what this well marked bakelite item/tool is, notice that on the inside the wire seems to wrap around a bead.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    more finds will follow

    LUCKYSTRIKE

  4. #84

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    Unknown electrical parts.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Air Minstry coded ring.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Nice section of electrical circuit board and box, showing an electrical valve fitting.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Not sure what this is, it has an aluminium light weight tube, from its shape could it be some sort of face mask?. It fits comfortably over my nose and mouth. The underside has an L stamped into the rubber.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    This is some sort of gauge, the early plastic perhaps bakelite gauge is allowed a small amount of movement for adjustment. It was well marked but only sections of the markings have survived. Do you have any idea what this is?

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    RAF pottery piece and perhaps an electrical valve cover?

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    A strange component, each sheet is multi grooved which seems to allow a small movement of air through it.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    If you can provide any help with identifying any of these it would be very much appreciated.

    more will follow

    Thank You.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Photo 6:
    Fuze well plug, RL stamp = Royal Laboratories.

    Photo 7:
    No.10.H36/236A = GPO Dial, Automatic No.10 Mk.236A, manufactured in 1936 by the Automatic Telephone & Electric Co. at their factory in Helsby, Cheshire.
    The Pulse Wheel (the toothed wheel in the back) is a Type A, for standard Strowger exchanges. Used on most pre-700 Series GPO telephones, i.e. the bakelite 200 and 300 Series ones.
    From the lack of numbers or letters on the Number Wheel it seems to be a Type C (blank). The type letter is usually marked on the face of the wheel, underneath the finger stop.

    Photos 8-9:
    Stores Code 10B/ relates to Radio (Wireless and Radar) Aerial and Mast Equipment and Insulators.

    All the best,
    PB
    Last edited by Paul B; 01-24-2011 at 09:49 PM. Reason: Highlighted characters added to illustrate the GPO coding.

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    PB beat me to it

    Nice finds. The rubber thing does look like a face mask to me as well.

    Steve T

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    Photos 13-14 show what appears to be an unmodified RAF Type E oxygen mask.

    PB

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    I wonder if the dial in photo 15 fits the item on the left in photo 10.

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    Here are the last few, more will follow as they're cleaned.

    This is light weight alloy hook, I'm not sure whether its a tool or perhaps a hanger.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    A cover and some sort of lever.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    This is an interesting tool, the case is bakelite, AM marked when unscrewed it has 4 different lengths of brass perhaps for electrical flow. Each is marked either with MIC or TEL?. The tip is an interesting cross shape. Im completely stumped for ideas on what this was used for, any help would be gratefully received.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Perhaps this is the cap from a fuel tank, only the number 5 survives from the cap label.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Finally a electrical cap of some sort? it retains much of it's original light blue paint and is Air Ministry marked.

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    New UK Airfield explore, with interesting finds..

    Thank you for help help provided.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Photos 22-25:
    Stores Code 10H/ relates to Radio Connectors, Discs Indicating, Fuses, Leads, Plugs and Sockets and Ancillary Parts, Holders and Terminals.
    10H/625 itself is for a Socket, Telephone, basically a typical aircraft-mounted intercom connection, hence the mic and tel markings.

    Photos 27-28:
    Stores Code 10L/ relates to Radio (Wireless and Radar) Control Units.

    PB

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