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Some other items that I have found over the years.

Making a fresh start on this project after over 2 years away from it due to poor health, nice easy job silver soldering the new brass nipples onto the new brass water hose connectors, 28 of them to do

Next job was fabricating the 2 Syphon's / Suction filters, the only photo I have of them is this early war photo which blown up has given us enough detail to fabricate something that looks right.

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 7:00 PM, TankNutUK said:

Here is a close-up of the strainer in the trailer image.

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Hi Alan. I wish I had seen that earlier, can you email me this image please as I cant copy or enlarge this one. Thanks Ian

 

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16 hours ago, 64EK26 said:

And one of a slightly different design

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All the posts in this thread are very useful and Ian is doing a great job on his restoration.

Cheers

Richard

Hi Richard that looks like the correct Internal part of the strainer body that I was trying to make & Alan has posted a picture of, you lucky sod ha ha 

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On ‎12‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 10:14 PM, Jerryjeeprichard said:

Hi Ian, 

In light of the information detailed over the last posts, I thought the attached pictures might be of interest. 
This filter is something I picked for the restoration of my 100 gallon bowser project. 

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I think that's the internal part of the filter that I was trying to make ?

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On ‎12‎/‎19‎/‎2019 at 9:27 PM, TankNutUK said:

The same strainer appears to have been in service for many years. On the 80 Gallon 10cwt trailer and at least one First World War type.

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You have been doing your homework Alan 10/10 mate

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8 hours ago, Ian L said:

Hi Richard that looks like the correct Internal part of the strainer body that I was trying to make & Alan has posted a picture of, you lucky sod ha ha 

Sadly not mine, have a look at this film

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/F05257/

(time stamp 1:33:49:00 onwards), the internal strainer is also used on its own.

The film also shows how all the pumps and filters are used. I am trying to work out exactly what goes in the "Horrocks Box"

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Cheers

Richard

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Just managed find a large quantity (30 Metres) plus off cuts of this N.O.S hydraulic hose that looks just the part with the writing sanded off. 

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Been down the local wood recycling yard today & picked up this damaged 7"x7" gate post for £6.25 which I'm going to use to make the wooden floats which are approximately 7" X 6 1/6" x 5 3/4" once cut I will clamp the 2 bits together & drill a hole through the join which will give me the channel for the hose.DSC02638.thumb.JPG.70c29bdcc07b63ce8bb5c6f470f5228e.JPG   

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As you say Ian, there appear to be two securing straps/brackets holding the rubber hose to the wooden floatation block. The block is clearly shaped to take the hose and the connection on top of the pierced filter canister..  The thick leather strap is for securing the block to the trailer when not in use. I can't find any clearer pictures.

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4 hours ago, 8_10 Brass Cleaner said:

I have one of these internal filters which I will happily sell

Yes please, can you PM me. thank you Ian

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10 hours ago, TankNutUK said:

As you say Ian, there appear to be two securing straps/brackets holding the rubber hose to the wooden floatation block. The block is clearly shaped to take the hose and the connection on top of the pierced filter canister..  The thick leather strap is for securing the block to the trailer when not in use. I can't find any clearer pictures.

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Hi Alan great I think that's good enough to make the brackets, what happened to the photos of the leather strap that you posted ? I could do with several photos showing the buckle & end in detail please along with the measurements. Cheers Ian

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