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A piece of British WW1 leather equipment, but what is it used for?

Article about: Here's a bit of a teaser to test your knowledge. Pictured is a 1916 dated British military leather case. It measures 10.5 X 3.0 X 1.25 inches. Who knows what it was used for? I will show the

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    Well I'll be blowed!!!!!

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    I've never been able to get a bloody note out of it... Which on reflection is probably as well!
    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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    Probably the reed has rotted away

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    I think it's a very nice item.
    Good pick up Harry.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    Bang on. Its a HENRY POTTER & Co Military Flute. Overall length is 15 inches. it breaks into two parts for storage. Henry Potter is probably a rarer maker though.

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    Potters were quite a well known maker of military musical instruments I think and I remember your bugle by the same maker.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Well there's a surprise!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by davejb View Post
    Probably the reed has rotted away
    These instruments don't have a reed, its just the lack of technique on my part - although I can now (almost) get the 'Last Post' out of my Henry Potter bugle, much to the annoyance of my neighbour!
    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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