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WW2 RAF Lancaster base - Dump discovered - Finds keep coming

Article about: by Steve T A big buckle off something and a piece of metal that reminds me of a metal MG belt feeder. The stainless steel item is indeed part of a USAAF .50 cal flexible feed chute. by Steve

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    Radiator cap.

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    Bakelite is this part of a microphone or possibly headphone.

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    Thank you for any help with identifying any relic.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    More nice items! The dial is probably radio/communications rather than radar. T1154 was radio used in Lancs etc. TR9 was used in fighters but also some early war bombers. Surprising they would both be on the same selector dial. No idea what the whole piece would have looked like, could even have been part of a training aid. The last bakelite bit looks like the mouthpiece from a very old telephone.

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    Quote by Whitehunter View Post
    Good work with the cleaning of the finds LS. that was cool that some paper survived i wonder what it could of been off.

    I can't believe i forgot to add the pictures of my best find i'm really excited about this one.

    it reads:
    LAMP-
    LAMP+
    TR9F M+
    T1I54 M+
    T1I54M-
    ??/
    ??
    TH54T+
    TR9FT+
    CREWT+
    WTOPT+

    And on the back
    101/13801 (i think)
    Not a dial, but the markings are identical to those on the main connector block on the Type 192 plugboard, which connected the A1134 intercom amplifier unit to the TR9F and T1154 radios and the crew intercom.
    The units can be seen in place HERE.

    The markings indicate the wiring connections.
    A bare plugboard with a slightly different type of connector block is up for sale be Spitfire Spares. Photo at: http://www.spitfirespares.com/spitfi...0large%203.jpg

    As a connector-related part, the AM Stores prefix is probably 10H/

    All the best,
    PB
    Last edited by Paul B; 11-24-2010 at 10:08 PM.

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post

    Not sure what this is?

    Attachment 158201
    Electrical cable connector.
    See http://home.versatel.nl/gmwzijlstra-...ieuw%20006.jpg

    All the best,
    PB

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    You learn something every day! That is an excellent Dutch site, some very useful pics.

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    Looks like the upper section of a British Fuze No.42 or maybe No.848.

    PB

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    Quote by ian_ View Post
    Fascinating stuff! the round panel in pic one looks to be of an Albermarle (if the part number starts SP) the elipse shaped ally piece looks like a spacer from between the rubber buffers of a Mosquito undercarriage leg. Bad picture here: DeHavilland Mosquito Mk.IV DZ486

    Look forward to seeing more...
    Hello Ian thanks for the id the round panel reads: EL?? 53?
    S?104 A 44 B4 099

    Cheers

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    Quote by Paul B View Post
    Not a dial, but the markings are identical to those on the main connector block on the Type 192 plugboard, which connected the A1134 intercom amplifier unit to the TR9F and T1154 radios and the crew intercom.
    The units can be seen in place HERE.

    The markings indicate the wiring connections.
    A bare plugboard with a slightly different type of connector block is up for sale be Spitfire Spares. Photo at: http://www.spitfirespares.com/spitfi...0large%203.jpg

    As a connector-related part, the AM Stores prefix is probably 10H/

    All the best,
    PB
    Thank you Paul, i have added the spitfire spares to my bookmarks will definitely come in handy

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    Quote by LUCKYSTRIKE View Post
    Not sure what this marked item is?, its made of a carbon type material similar to the centre of batteries.
    Attachment 158219
    Seems to be a carbon rod from a searchlight.
    Most WWII airfields would have a couple of searchlights for navigational and landing purposes.

    All the best,
    PB

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    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for he id's on the upper part of the fuze and particularly on the searchlight carbon rod, your knowledge is astounding. I loved that Lanc link you put up very useful info, its gone straight into my favourites.

    Hi Ian,

    Thats a good id on the vintage telephone mouth piece. Looking at it now it seems so obviously the mouth piece housing. Thank you for your help.

    All the best.
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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