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    I have an new Question about british manufacturer.
    Who is "WD" on a No.221 Fuze?

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    Are there any letters after WD?

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    Are there any letters after WD?


    ...and is the body of the fuze a grey non-magnetic [die]casting?
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    Tim,

    I ask about the body because I have a No 119 Mk II paperweight that is marked WDC (as part of the casting) and stamped CCo 4 42 and also stamped RY 5 42 54. I assume WDC did the diecasting of the body and CCo completed the internals with Risley doing the filling. If this is so who is CCo in this case, surely not Carron. What do you think?


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    PS the 'o' in CCo is superscript. Cook Co and Chadwick Co seem to be a possibility but I don't know if they were involved with fuzes.
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    Norman,

    There is also W.D. & S - Dobson & Sons, Ltd. [W.], who are shown as fuze manufacturers. Also, Cossor, [A.C.] who made No. 221 fuzes. WDC supplying the diecasting makes sense, although they are shown a fuze manufacturers(No. 151). Cook Co., (Manchester) Ltd looks good for the assembler. The only Chadwick I have is Cobden Chadwick Ltd., Oldham, which might just justify a superscript 'O'. Neither of which I have listed as fuze manufacturers. I think I have the fuze contracts for WWII, I'll take a look.

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    ********* Cook & Co had at least one contract for 100,000 No. 119 fuzes, mark and date unknown *********
    Last edited by TimG; 4th July 2013 at 08:55 PM. Reason: more info

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    Tim,

    Obliged. I have seen quite a few diecast fuze bodies but have largely passed them by as uninteresting. I should have taken more notice of their markings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnex View Post
    Are there any letters after WD?


    ...and is the body of the fuze a grey non-magnetic [die]casting?
    I have seen only a photo from this fuze.
    I believe the lover part from this fuze are brass and the upper zinc or alluminium.
    After WD are only numbers 9/40 591.

    WD are W.D. & S - Dobson & Sons, Ltd.?

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