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  1. That site relates to a post I put on that forum.I rallied my unit for several years attracting quite a bit of interest,but I never could find the right Hubbell connectors.I have my unit on a well known auction site at the present time. By the way - cracking find Rich.
  2. Hi MatchFuzee, Thanks for your reply and the link provided, very helpful.I will be contacting them shortly to see if they can shed any light on the maker and use of this container. Yes there is an arrow on one side of the container,which to my mind makes it military. Kev.
  3. Hi Guys, I am having trouble in finding anything at all about this container! I know that I am not very internet literate but I cant even find out who SWS LTD are or were! All I come up with is South West Salvage - which clearly doesnt apply! Can anyone throw any light on eg who S.W.S. Ltd are/were please? Thanks. Kev.
  4. Here is a photo of the top of the container The rivets holding the handle on to the lid are metal and show signs of rust on the inside of the lid. Thank you. Kev.
  5. Here is a photo of the lid showing the inscription for clarification The item is well made and appears to be made of stainless steel. Thank you, Kev
  6. Hi Guys, I have just obtained this item and wonder if anyone could kindly tell me what exactly it was used for please - apart from cooking?The opening is ,I think,too small to get a ladel in, and there is no spout for pouring. The measurements are 7.75" x 7.75" x 5" and the opening in the top is 3.75".The lid fixes on snugly and locks into place with a quarter turn. The lid has SWS Ltd CONTR COOKG 1 GAL 11(L) 1943 an the name S FOX. The body has the same except the date is 1944 and after the 1GAL instead of the 11(L) it has MK11. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thank you. Kev
  7. Thank you all very much for your very informative and interesting replies.It is surprising where a simple request,as I thought, takes you! The item was advertised as a ' WW2 RAF Air Ministry signalling lamp' and I bought it as such,to find out that it is in fact a NATO lamp of between 1956 and 1988 is not good!! Would I be right in concluding that this style of lamp was used during WW2 and beyond into the NATO period , the ref number changing to a NATO one when we joined NATO? And that it was used as an inflight signalling lamp in bombers so that radio silence could be maintained? I am still after a bulb for it, I am assuming that it will be 24v.Can anyone supply me with the bulb's stores ref,a bulb, or let me know where I can get one from please?Thank you. All the best, Kev.
  8. Thank you all very much for your useful informative replies - very much appreciated. Neatsfoot oil- gosh I havent heard that mentioned in a long time!- my Dad started the war as a cavalry man and Neatsfoot oil along with saddle soap were 2 products that he had a lot of time for. Kev.
  9. Hi Guys, I have just obtained a WW2 military leather jerkin,the leather of which is dry and needs 'feeding'. My Dad always swore by saddle soap but I am seeing reports that because it contains lye it is not recomended on leather. What do people use nowadays please?Thank you. Kev.
  10. Hi Bryan, Thank you very much for looking that number up - I attach some pictures of the ID markings on the lamp and carrying box.The number is definitely 5A/6230 but strangely the lense is numbered 5A/2335. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thanks. Kev.
  11. Hi Mogmaner, That was silly of me ! I should have used a ruler straight away,still here are 3 pictures of the socket with a ruler for reference.I hope that that helps. Thanks, Kev.
  12. Here is a photo showing the pins,the inner circle containing the pins measures 5/8"ths.It is the socket that this plugs into that I am looking for.Any help or advice would be much appreciated.Thanks. Kev.
  13. Here is a photo of the plug, it has 2 sets of numbers on it - H7038D-416751-12 and 7045D-466-12-3P-9156. I am having problems posting more than 1 photo per post so will need to do another to show the plug pins. Kev
  14. Hi Clive, Thanks for your informative reply - much appreciated. I attach a photo of the bulb socket as you suggested and hope that it may be recognised by someone. Kev.
  15. I am still looking for a replacement bulb and have come across a 26v 350w bulb - 5L/2334 which looks about the right size but what concerns me is the wattage - 350 - this seems rather high for an in flight morse signalling lamp.Any thoughts anyone please? Thank you Kev.
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