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Can anyone identify this tool box?

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Hi chaps,

i have two tool boxes but wondered what they originate from or were used for.

they are marked FMCO 1941 and are approximately 16 inches in length with a hinged lid.

Neil.

 

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Also, does anyone know why my pictures in posts always come out upside down?

Neil.

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Could be a bren gun magazine box CTL 1184a for M,K,1 carrier.

Peter.

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Neil its not just my cynicism about iproducts but on most forums where people find they have posted an image upside down they say they are using an ipad :)

 

Is it because you can set the viewing of an image so that it auto-corrects so that you always see the image the correct way round but the image itself may not be but it lets you see it the way you want it?

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on the catch, I can see letters TL 12?6 if that is any help.

I think Bren Gun related too.

Many thanks for your replies.

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This box sits in front of the radio Shelf in the righr rear back of a MK 1* Canadian Carrier it sits on a 45 degree mounting plate .

Very rare item , because they are attached with a webbing strap .

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Is there any special significance for tool boxes that have catches with webbing? I have this small tool box.

 

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clive

i don't know if webbing was used on all carrier boxes but it is present on most. they were also quite keen on stencilling, both on the hull and on the box. the inside of the box also had the content stencilled on the underside of the lid.

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Ok it just didn't seem a very robust closing device for an AFV. As you can the strap on the left of mine has had the popper stud pull through & it hasn't had much use from me, it was NOS dated 1956.

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