Hi. I've recently inherited some shell cases and what appears to be a fuze of some description from a relative, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they are?
First the big one. This is 285mm tall by 57mm in diameter. There are a lot of markings on the bottom, but I've not been able to identify it. It looks like Vickers iii ii 1907 RL 6707 N8
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Next is what looks like the mother of all bullets! This is 93mm tall by 26mm diameter. (Case only) The markings on the bottom read EOC VE, and the head is marked LS either side of a star. I'm pretty certain EOC is Elswick Ordnance Company, but that's all I've got. There is a copper ring around the head just above the markings.
Lastly is a fuze. This is 65mm tall by 65mm in diameter, I think it might be a time one based on the scale stamped round the edge.
There are two others, but I'm pretty certain that one is from a 6 pounder Hotchkiss, and the other is a 2 pounder no 1. I live on the coast near to a WWII airfield, so suspect that they're either naval or anti aircraft.
Thanks for any light you're able to shed!
With regards, Chris