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    This item was found in Belgium. I think it is the inner glass tube of a German Blendkörper 2H.
    Anybody ever seen one before? The solution inside seems to be calcium chloride. Is this safe to have, and can I sell this piece on internet?
    Thanks for any input.
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    Sorry i have never seen one before.

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    Quote by Chrisk View Post
    Sorry i have never seen one before.
    Thanks for sharing that, another post nailed up.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Thanks for sharing that, another post nailed up.
    Good on you Ned, just fill the young lad with enthusiasm for trying to join in.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    When I look at pictures of the Blendkörper 2H, the inner glass tube can be opened and filled at top. This tube cannot be opened as it is a one piece glass tube. Not to sure now what is inside the tube.
    Could it be a chemical delay fuse?

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    First thought is that its supposed to fit inside the lead horns on sea mines..?
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-archeology-Legenda-Latvia/224779244335847

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    Ah okay, that does make sense as it was found near the seaside. Do you have pictures of that inka?
    All the other stuff found there were German S Mines and Eiergrenate. Only one of these came up there.

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    I cant find the pic I had of those horns. I worked at a large museum before and we had some mines like it,and this glass tube looks very similar.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Military-archeology-Legenda-Latvia/224779244335847

    http://www.hobbyhistorica.com/

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Thanks for sharing that, another post nailed up.
    Ditto, anyway are you sure its calcium chloride, if it is then its safe to have.

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    No Im not sure, but if it was from a smoke grenade it would be calcium chloride. If it turns out to be a seamine horn than I have no clue what's inside. Maybe some sort of acid. Better not drop it on the carpet...

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