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    Default My new stokes mortar

    can anyone help me with my new purchase??
    im struggling to work out the makers mark
    any help greatly appreciated!!!
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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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    No idea about the makers mark, but nice relic!

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    Quote by Panzersaurus View Post
    No idea about the makers mark, but nice relic!
    Many thanks!!
    "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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    They were made mostly by agricultural machinery manufacturers like Ransomes etc., and they were made under contract in the States as well. Can't say who made your particular one, but the chap who invented it was supposedly given a 1 royalty by Royal Ordnance for every shell that was produced, as well as getting a knighthood to boot!

    EDIT: Looks like the maker could be CAV Ltd.

    CAV Ltd originated in 1904 when C A Vandervell set up his first factory. The company came to specialise in the production of engine parts such as fuel injection systems and electrical equipment for heavy duty vehicles, it became part of the Lucas electrical group in 1926.
    '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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    not sure if there is any link but isn't Lucas electrical also known as Lucas cav ?

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    They were made mostly by agricultural machinery manufacturers like Ransomes etc., and they were made under contract in the States as well. Can't say who made your particular one, but the chap who invented it was supposedly given a 1 royalty by Royal Ordnance for every shell that was produced, as well as getting a knighthood to boot!

    EDIT: Looks like the maker could be CAV Ltd.

    CAV Ltd originated in 1904 when C A Vandervell set up his first factory. The company came to specialise in the production of engine parts such as fuel injection systems and electrical equipment for heavy duty vehicles, it became part of the Lucas electrical group in 1926.
    on the sencond picture, the mark looks like W???.co.Ltd
    any ideas on that?
    "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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    Quote by big ned View Post
    the chap who invented it was supposedly given a 1 royalty by Royal Ordnance for every shell that was produced, as well as getting a knighthood to boot!
    Whoa!! thats a huge amount of cash!!!,
    do you know of any further websites for info Ned?
    "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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    Quote by bananamafia View Post
    Whoa!! thats a huge amount of cash!!!,
    do you know of any further websites for info Ned?
    I'll see what I can do.....

    Let me google that for you
    '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
    I'll see what I can do.....

    Let me google that for you
    Guess i asked for that one.

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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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