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Are these WW1 or WW2 Ammo boxs ?

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Could JG&S be John Grinsell and Sons "Bronze article manufacturers" from Birmingham. There, that narrows it down a bit. It contained an article made of bronze made in Birmingham

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Oh hang on. After their move to London they were described as:

 

1914 Manufacturing silversmiths, electroplaters, glass cutters, gilders, oak workers etc

 

So possibly just the box manufacturers?

 

Is the box made of Oak Ian? What does it smell like?

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What year did the term "Royal Ordnance Depot" come in as i thought it was "Army Ordnance Depot" with Royal being adopted from 1918. I might be wrong, but someone here will know for sure?

 

 

Army Orders 125 1896 established the Army Ordnance Department in place of the Ordnance Store Department & the (Store) Inspection Department.

 

The Corps of Armament Artificers was at the same time transferred from the Royal Artillery to form part of the new Army Ordnance Department, under the title of Machinery Artificers' Section.

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I have the official chronologies of Events Connected with Army Administration 1858-1912 & I can find no reference at all to the terms Royal Ordnance Depot or Royal Ordnance Department.

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Thanks Clive

 

The Ordnance Corps became the Royal Ordnance Corps in 1918. So does that suggest a similar change of name from Army Ordnance Depot to Royal Ordnance Depot at the same time.

 

Thanks

 

Tim

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But surely this is not ROD but RCD?

 

Royal Carriage Department at Woolwich a sort of FVRDE of the time & these boxes are wagon/transport related?

 

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But surely this is not ROD but RCD?

 

Royal Carriage Department at Woolwich a sort of FVRDE of the time & these boxes are wagon/transport related?

 

 

 

I was not sure if that was an O or C. That makes sense now. The RCD designed and made gun carriages, etc.

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