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    Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Hi,

    where are this two manufacturer

    1. \"B.S.C.\" found on Fuze T&P No.85 from 1915
    2. \"CY\" found on Fuze D.A.No.117 III from 1942

    thanks
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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    BSC= Bethlehem Steel Corporation usa made fuzes supplied to britain
    CY= Chorley ,Lancashire(uk).. i think ....someone please confirm

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Hi Spotter,

    many thanks.

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Confirm CY is Chorley, a major large calibre filling facility.

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Thanks for confirmation Tony

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Most British ordnance fuzes were made at Royal Ordnance Factory (R.O.F.) at "Blackburn" this was stamped on Fuzes as BN and included Naval munitions also.

    Chorley (CY) was merely the filling station where the pyrotechnic trains were inserted along with any required detonators.

    This facility probably still exists but will be under the umbrella of BAE defense systems.

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    thanks for the additional info Chris

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Chris 42 RQ wrote:
    Most British ordnance fuzes were made at Royal Ordnance Factory (R.O.F.) at "Blackburn" this was stamped on Fuzes as BN and included Naval munitions also.

    Chorley (CY) was merely the filling station where the pyrotechnic trains were inserted along with any required detonators.

    This facility probably still exists but will be under the umbrella of BAE defense systems.
    Thats some very interesting info there Chris.

    Are you from lovely Lancashire?

    if so,please PM ,mate!
    would be great to have a fellow Lancastrian aboard!:P

    waff

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Chorley is no more - it was closed just prior to Xmas 2007.

    On the Lancashire theme don't forget Risley and Radcliffe there's also Patricroft (might be south Manchester) and Healey Hall.

    The monograms I have listed for Blackburn are;
    ROF( B )
    BE (East Block)
    BE (West block)
    BUS (208 Fuze with US mechanism)

    This complicated by
    ROF Blackpole
    RNAD Beith &
    Bentley engineering also shown as having BE as a monongram, but its not uncommon for companies to have the same monogram initials.

    The only listing I have for BN is RAF Bircham Newton.

    Rigby, the 117 in your avatar is interesting as its shown as having been manufactured by "Renold and Coventry Chain Co. Birmingham" in October '37. It seems odd that we were contracting private companies to manufacturer fuzes at a time when the government seemed oblivious to the impending conflict.

    Tim. G.

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    Re:Questions about british fuze manufacturer

    Hi Tim,
    yes,both Blackburn and Chorley are now housing or industrial estates.
    There are still some storage bunkers at Heapey(chorley) and still fenced off and cctv security present.
    Thats probably the one you are referring to.
    cheers

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