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My Find of the Year - German Glasmine 43

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    Thanks for the infomation Jason very intresting indeed...Cheers Terry.

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    Great score - Congrats.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Very nice mine.

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    brilliant score most I see are around $500

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    Jeez... Good eyes!

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    $500 for a glassmine? Is it not far too much?

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    I agree the one I have seen for sale here was above the $500 as well. They seem to be surprisingly expensive!

    Jason

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    Hi Jason, nice buy!

    I do have a quiery re the wooden rods you have used. I have seen these before displayed with other collectors examples, however, I am having a hard time to find any wartime documentary evidence of their use. Having these in place would really alter the the pressure needed to detonate the mine.

    I have two of these myself.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Adrian,

    I have seen them used by other fellow collectors as well and the though had crossed my mind as well. Funny thing was when my wife saw it she said 'Wouldn't they make it harder to break when it was stepped on'.

    I guess your 2 are displayed without the sticks, with the top plate sitting on the shear plate? I wonder what the groves are for in the bottom of the top plate for then?

    Cheers
    Jason

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    Yes, I display mine devoid of the rods.

    I can tell you what the grooves were for, care of the wartime US Intel book:

    There are two parallel grooves on the underside of the pressure plate which are designed to accept a metal safety fork that will bridge the outer edge of the mine and support the pressure plate until such time as the mine is laid. The two prongs are then withdrawn through the two grooves arming the mine. This fork is not supplied with the mine but is improvised by units.

    Cheers, Ade.
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