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So those who haven't played this game before. There is no prize, it is for entertainment to see the humour & ingenuity so often displayed by the participants.

 

If I don't come back with an immediate response it doesn't necessarily mean I have gone silent because the questioner is getting too near the answer as I may be only popping in & out whilst doing other things.

 

All of these items have a military connotation or application.

 

Clues to start off, it is pre-war & British.

 

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Have i missed the point already? Ken

 

Yes Ken I think you have! Although I can see the ingenuity of thought there, particularly as in the past many of the objects have had indeed had um that sort of role.

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Is it part of the mechanism for operating a signal lamp ! Looks complicated ! :nut:

 

Not a signal lamp Andy & yes it is complicated & I have the instructions in front of me!

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A 'Military Specification' tin opemer?

 

Tony no, although I suspect it would been more successful than the opener I took with me to W&P. It refused to open tins & when I squeezed really hard the handle broke.

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Is it an early version of mechanical terrier racing starting traps, made before it was realized that making them all run in the same direction made for a more exciting race?

 

Um well nearly, but actually nope. This is really bringing the old MO spotters out :D

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has it got an artillery/big gun connection?

 

Ah another old MO regular!

 

Yes I suppose it can have that connection but it also connects with non artillery things as well.

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