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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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    Power Unit Type 301
    10K/946
    Ground power supply for TR1196

    Picture 5A:
    10A/10473: backplate for Aerial Tuning knob.
    Fitted to Tx unit of the TR9 series of radios.

    Picture 8:
    The patent numbers refer to 1: small machined flasks and b: electric storage batteries.

    Picture 14:
    10H/ = Radio Connectors, Discs Indicating, Fuses, Leads, Plugs and Sockets and Ancillary Parts, Holders and Terminals.
    5C/ = Aircraft Electrical Items, later subdivided into 5CA/, 5CB/ etc.

    Picture 15:
    10J/ = Radio Remote Controls

    Picture 16:
    5C/430 = Block, Terminal, Type B, 2-way.

    Picture 17:
    5D/610 = Adapter Box, for use with Small Bomb Container.
    Basically causes the release mechanism to drop the contents of the SBC, rather than release the whole thing from the bomb rack.

    Picture 19:
    Remote radio selector unit from the TR9 series.

    Will try to do better next time.

    PB

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    Hi Steve,

    I must say your finds have come up a treat, they look so much better now they're cleaned, nice photos too. I like that knob with the dial, very nice. .

    Im amazed how quickly we get ID's for items thanks to Paul and Ian for your help, there are some great items there. When discovered we sort of assumed because they were all together they must have come off the same piece of electrical equipment. Just shows how wrong we were.

    Steve your plug (pics 8 and 9) could well fit the accumulator I found near by and posted earlier.

    Below is a pic of a battery box using several accumulators joined together, only 3 have plugs in place but you get the idea.

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    Cheers

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Paul B - Many thanks. That's superb information. The dial in picture 15 is really nice. The item in picture 17 is very interesting.

    LS - Thanks for the picture. The stuff has come up really well hasn't it ! I have a new theory, in light of the IDs received, that the pile may have been the contents of someones bin, emptied out on what they thought was the dump.

    Those big metal 'caps' are really bugging me now......

    Steve T

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    Here are some more of my finds.

    These are my 3 caps with screws perhaps for electrical contacts, one of mine had a P4 painted inside and another is marked with a lot number?

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    Just a few of the many signal cartridge bases I found together with a .50 cal.

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    A mixed bunch of finds, box corner strengthener, the circular item appears to be a dial backing that had a paper face, traces of the paper still exist.

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    Nicely marked heavy brass stopper, could it be for fuel containers? Its together with two pieces of flexi glass

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    A nicely marked item for fuses of 5 or 10amp, when found it had the remains of its original red packaging which helped preserve the paper labels. Sadly as they dried the markings disappeared. They said for Sight, Gun, Camera and something else I cant remember now. Wish Id taken a picture to record it when it was first cleaned

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    Ive found a few of these aero frame type brackets, they're well marked. I was wondering if perhaps they were brackets from a Lancaster bomb bay? if you have any ideas please let me know. The circular alloy item perhaps air skin has a bullet hole.

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    Close up of some of the bracket markings.

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    A tube of something, coloured light blue and cream with what looks like a large A or war dept arrow.

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    Thank you for looking.

    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Fantastic stuff guys all cleaned up really well!

    Im dying to find out what those big round things are



    John

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    Any ideas?

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    Hold on to your hats !

    I've found those bloody 'caps' !!!!!!!

    Someone said they could be ordnance related so I've dug out my copy of 'British Bombs and Fuses' and BAM !!!! There they were !

    They are the base units to a No 42 Nose/Tail pistol

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    I am dead chuffed ! That's a bucket full of No 28 and No 30 tail pistols and now a load of No 42 as well !!



    (sorry for all the exclamation marks.....I was excited )

    Steve T

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    Well done that man, top marks to Steve ,
    Just think we left other still lying on the ground They're definitely something to grab on our return. Its probably worth noting the appearance of the top because chances are they'll be some there as well.
    LS

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    Steve,
    Ive just had a closer look and surprise surprise I think Ive already found a top. Look at page 4 of the posts on this thread (pictures 1 and 2) show it .
    LUCKYSTRIKE

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    Oh now that's AWESOME !

    You can make a complete one now

    Steve T

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