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    hi guys,

    Today I returned to a crash site of a B-17 and I came across a little red thing that I have never seen.

    My dad suggested maybe the dial of a watch.


    Here is some pictures of the object -

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    Any suggestions will be appreciated.


    Thanks

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    I'm thinking that it may be too large for your average pocketwatch stem. It's gnurled, though, so it's definitely meant to be turned by the fingers. Perhaps an adjuster from some aviation instrument?
    William

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    These are found on directional gyro's, aircraft attitude indicator and altimeter/altitude instruments amongst many others, it's more than likely one of these.

    Regards, Ned.
    '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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    Ned is the man.

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    hi guys,

    Thanks for all the replies,

    Ned is it the red thing I have circled in the picture below?

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    Correctamundo my friend.
    '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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    Thanks for the Post Ben ~ and B/Ned

    I regularly find mystery items and many are these knurled knobs etc ~

    One in particular I pursued for yonks ~ I now believe is in fact part a range finder ~

    Plus I have a "matching pair" ! No ideas as yet ~

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