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

    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 content(s) in a few days, but lets see who can guess!
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    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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    Perhaps a case for an artillery/mortar clinometer???
    '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
    Perhaps a case for an artillery/mortar clinometer???
    You might be on to something there Ned!....
    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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    A trench periscope case.

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    I think I found one and it's not what I thought it may be by a long shot.
    It's for a military issued flute ?
    VERY RARE WW1 MILITARY MARKED FLUTE IN DATED CASE 19 (03/26/2011)...

    Nice one Harry

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    Looks like Dave has it nailed.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I'm thinking the item is actually a fife - or perhaps
    even a piccolo - not a flute.

    A flute is nearly 2 feet long.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Well...in all fairness, the description Does say "flute", but I agree-being military, I would think it being a Fife is more likely...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    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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    By Cracky! It Was a "flute"....
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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