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ww2 era bed found in charity shop??

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    hey guys n girls.
    Anybody shed any light on this charity shop find??
    british ww2 era?? and is the bag on top the correct one for the bed??
    I cant seem to find any makers mark or /l\ though but it cost me 4 so hope ive done well!!

    Any help appreciated as always.
    Ed
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    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Ive just found a faint /l\ mark with a W 59
    any ideas?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    If 59 denotes a year it would be more post Korea issue equipment.
    Morris

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    Quote by KMMorris View Post
    If 59 denotes a year it would be more post Korea issue equipment.
    Morris
    Yes, it sure would, but I know that sometimes and wierdly the letter denotes the year instead,
    like with berets etc, a letter signifies an acceptance year.
    just wondered if this was the case for other equipment??
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Could the W 59 be an inspectors stamp? Is the mark factory stamped or hand stamped? W 59 maybe just the code for the inspector?

    Oz

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    Quote by Ubique View Post
    Could the W 59 be an inspectors stamp? Is the mark factory stamped or hand stamped? W 59 maybe just the code for the inspector?

    Oz
    hhmm not really sure, its very faint. pressed into the wood, so assuming its a factory stamp?
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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    Inspectors used wood stamps too (Eg: On the entrenching tool handles). If its very small and a bit crooked then I would guess an inspectors stamp.

    Oz

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    It looks exactly the same as mine which is dated 1941 on the canvas part.I've never looked on the wooden frame for markings...These things were for the use of Officers and were private purchase.I see the bedroll has an RAF mans name on, so yes that would have been used with this bed.
    W59 sounds like an inspection mark to me as well.Nice find for 4!!

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    Quote by NCA View Post
    It looks exactly the same as mine which is dated 1941 on the canvas part.I've never looked on the wooden frame for markings...These things were for the use of Officers and were private purchase.I see the bedroll has an RAF mans name on, so yes that would have been used with this bed.
    W59 sounds like an inspection mark to me as well.Nice find for 4!!
    Many thanks guys, wish I could keep it, but im afraid eBay looms for this one....
    its too big to display and should be going to someone who will appreciate it or use it for reenactments etc.
    "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...."
    - Major-General John Sedgwick, 9 may 1864.
    Killed by a sniper during the battle of Spotsylvania..

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