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Aunt Bertha from Germany is visiting us

Article about: Big Bertha is here! And it is a twin. Couldn't wait to make a pic when they arrived. I'll make better one's today, of those two 38cm SK L/45 Max. Rescued from a cellar, where they have been

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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    |<ris

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    Just noticed the links do not bring you to the shells.
    This is what I am talking about;
    Aunt Bertha from Germany is visiting us
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    I would leave them as they are, certainly would not polish them up and lose the patina. Don't be tempted to make them into lamps, as drilling holes into them for the power cord will ruin them.

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    Making them to lamps was never my idea!

    The last picture I posted shows (by coincidence!) very well the 3 stages you might find a casing.
    I must say I very much like the first condition, but I know very well one can never match that artificially...
    No worry's as long they are here, they will stay in this condition.
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    here some pic's of the markings.
    I didn't find the proper KM stamp, but as the month is given in Roman numerals, one can assume they where KM.
    I did cleaned the marked area's a bit in order to read what it says.
    Here is the Polte;
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    And this is the other one.
    Both have one similarity the "18" and two small point (holes) on the edge.
    This one has a extra mark in the between the edge and the middle, saying "III 1916 E" also a number further up ; "874".
    Could this means it was reused ...
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by BlackCat1982 View Post
    Don't be tempted to make them into lamps, as drilling holes into them for the power cord will ruin them.
    Quote by stuka f View Post
    Making them to lamps was never my idea!
    You can blame that idea on my wife.
    gregM
    Live to ride -- Ride to live

    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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    First sunny day, since they are in, so here is a better pic.

    Aunt Bertha from Germany is visiting us
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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