Hi, I've been a member for a while, but this seems to be my first post, so I hope no-one minds me starting off with a question
Anyway, to business - I've just acquired these two leather straps and wondered if anyone had any ideas what they might have been for.
One has the maker's mark 'B.H.G.' for Barrow, Hepburn & Gale Ltd. and is dated 1943 (the other is unmarked) and they are made from the same type of leather used for the Pattern 1939 Infantry Equipment (the pointed ends are also the same size and profile as the haversack straps and the utility pouch yokes), although they are stitched throughout rather than rivetted as with the P39 I.E.
They are nominally twelve inches long and two inches wide, with a two-inch gated 3-bar Twigg buckle and two-and-a-quarter inch loop/fairlead at one end.
There's no mention of anything similar on Karkee Web, so I wondered if they might be some sort of tie-down strap associated with a vehicle?
Any ideas or suggestions will be gratefully received,