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  1. FYI the Canadian O class submarines had SSE - as shown here. https://maritime.org/doc/oberon/weapons/part2.htm Under the pyrotechnics it mentions deep white and shallow white - which is what is written on the newer hand painted side. That would suggest that this was in use at the time of the O class but originally pre dates it i.e. 50's. I cannot yet find any mention of SSE in the A class boats such as the Alliance. The U boats first started bubble decoys in 42 and I cant see any mention of RN use until post war.
  2. I think this is a naval Submerged Signal Ejector control room display - from a submarine. The front has S.S.E.S. as well as Aft and Forward and a small window to show a rotating disc. Submerged Signal Ejectors were small torpedo type tubes fitted to submarines for evasion and safety identifcation etc. The discs are shown on the rear - which I think are the original paint and markings - showing Bubble Decoy, Grenades and Candles in differing colours/fuzes as well as drain down etc. On the inner side they appear to have been hand repainted for slightly differe
  3. David this post 1890 hubcap in the link suggests that they did replace their tooling for marking the hub caps. I also found that they had their own brass foundry section. Their catalogue from 1900 shows the extreme number of variations of vehicles they supplied ( excepting military) based upon needs and area styles - lot more complicated than a transit vs a Luton .. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-brass-horse-drawn-cart-dray-1475716967
  4. Thank you Sir. I did wonder if the broad arrows were original to the hub cap from the start if it was a pre 1890 manufactured military cart and the 1915 is a reference number and nothing to do with date. I will have a look at the Great War forum.
  5. I picked this item up an auction a few weeks ago. It assumed it to be a brass wheel cap from a WW1 cart. There was some very old grungy grease on the inside so definitely used. What I had not realised is that the Bristol Wagon Works company changed its name in 1889 to the Bristol Wagon and Carriage company. Which would predate this to pre 1889. The 1915 stamp and crows foot are either a wartime mark when the cart was impressed or less likely given the grease etc a later affectation. Looking through the shire book it mentions that the GS wagon Mk V11 was made by the Bristol
  6. does anyone recognize this large screwdriver. it is like a brace with a rotating head. It came from Normandy. The top is aluminium and the shaft steel. Marked with 3P and 1M 357. It looks similar to an aircraft armourers cleaning rod but as a screwdriver.
  7. I acquired a box of parts found on a WW2 USAAF base - mainly B17 parts. But also had these two parts: WICO P4649A assembly Lobe pump with parts parked T-10454 ; T-10455 etc. Are they truck related or both from the airfield sewage system. Any use to anyone ? There was also a relic Jeep panel lights pull switch. Thanks Brian
  8. I have found that Ward La France wreckers have the exact same wording on two separate plates as on the Engine speed and warning buzzer combined plate shown above.
  9. I don't think so - the others are used the Weasel and the Bantam are modern repros
  10. Thank you Gordon. It was an eclectic mix of plates and also included two repro plates (Weasel and Bantam trailer). So they could come from anything. The Sherman plates were for a Chrysler built 105mm and Pressed Steel Car Co 76mm plus a 76mm dimension plate. N.B. they came from Switzerland.
  11. Ok first post here looking for help I purchased a couple of Sherman tank dataplates a few weeks ago and they came with some US truck plates. 1. A Fargo Trucks model FXK678 data plate 2. An REO 7 1/2 ton 6x6 tractor truck USAAF Model 29XS data plate ( this was the USAAF fuel tanker) Plus three separate instruction plates for: 1. To dilute crankcase oil with gasoline plate 2. Transmission gear positions /transfer case/truck brake plate 3. an RPM and loss of air brake plate Can any one confirm if these are from either the REO or the Fargo t
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