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    WW2 Mortar Card Tube ID Please ?

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    I picked this up last weekend in a flea market. It actually had a load of woodworking chisels inside but the dealer was happy to sell me the empty tube ! I`m just wondering exactly what all the markings mean, I`m pretty sure its a Mortar transportation tube and obv from 1943, I assume H S is the filling and / M means mortar but stumped with the No.28 I. It is solid card with metal endings. Its approx 15" tall and 4" wide.
    M.jpgM2.jpgCan anyone confirm what all the markings mean and if you have an example of what was inside in WW2 love to see it, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckape View Post
    Hi All

    I picked this up last weekend in a flea market. It actually had a load of woodworking chisels inside but the dealer was happy to sell me the empty tube ! I`m just wondering exactly what all the markings mean, I`m pretty sure its a Mortar transportation tube and obv from 1943, I assume H S is the filling and / M means mortar but stumped with the No.28 I. It is solid card with metal endings. Its approx 15" tall and 4" wide.
    M.jpgM2.jpgCan anyone confirm what all the markings mean and if you have an example of what was inside in WW2 love to see it, cheers
    What are the tube dimensions? Depotman

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    HS/M - Hugh. Stevenson and Sons, (Cardboard box manufacturers.) Pollard Street, Ancoats, Manc. “Clamps” Ardwick 3256

    They had a number of factories, but Manchester was their HQ.

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    'Container No 28 Mk I' for 'Cartridge, BL, 5.5-inch for 80-lb Shell - Charge 2' is a possible candidate.
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    Hi Depotman

    The tube measures 40 cm tall by 12cm across.

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    Thanks Tim, much appreciated. Any ideas on the / M ?
    Cheers

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    The 'M' denotes Manchester. For this manufacturer 'L' - London, 'B' - Birmingham and 'G' - Glasgow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimG View Post
    The 'M' denotes Manchester. For this manufacturer 'L' - London, 'B' - Birmingham and 'G' - Glasgow.

    TimG
    Thanks Tim, at least thats my Mortar theory out the window, cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnex View Post
    'Container No 28 Mk I' for 'Cartridge, BL, 5.5-inch for 80-lb Shell - Charge 2' is a possible candidate.
    Thanks Bonnex, anyone have a picture of one of these cartridges / charges ? Cheers

 

 

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