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    Explosive Coupling

    Anyone know what this is for ? It's made of bronze & is stamped AM1859-1 & RN MARK 1 . I'm assuming that an AM code is Air Ministry & the RN is Navy ? It has a paper label stating "British Naval Explosive Coupling Mk 1" . Thanks !

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    Just bumping this thread as I'm sure someone must know what an explosive coupling is ! Thanks all .

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    Really no idea, Siegfreid !


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    Quote Originally Posted by siegfreid View Post
    Just bumping this thread as I'm sure someone must know what an explosive coupling is ! Thanks all .
    I really have no idea on this one, but assume an explosive coupling to mean that it could separate with a small explosive charge??
    So being made of bronze could it be something to do with moored mines?? (when they are set)

    sorry I really dont know, just airing thoughts....

    interested to see if anyone has the answer to this one - good luck

    regards Kev

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    Thanks you guys above . I guess I'm going to wander for ever in the realms of uncertainty about what an explosive coupling is . Shame really but that's the way of the world .

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    Quote Originally Posted by siegfreid View Post
    Thanks you guys above . I guess I'm going to wander for ever in the realms of uncertainty about what an explosive coupling is . Shame really but that's the way of the world .
    Mike you can be sure as soon as you get rid of it someone will tell you exactly what it is and you'll find its worth a fortune.

    Does it unscrew?

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    If they are AM and RN part-numbered they could be something to do with Glider tow ropes, which were also used to tow midget submarines across the North Sea to sink the Tirpitz.

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    Dave . Yes , it unscrews & has a spring & striker inside . I think the clue to this must be the AM code number . Someone must have a list of Air Ministry codes in their possession ! I just had a thought [unusual , I know] , what about a glider tug release ?

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    Hi Siegfried,

    The product code (?) AM1859-1 would provide further clues.

    Cheers
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    Last edited by Dronic69; 26th February 2013 at 09:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hangarman View Post
    If they are AM and RN part-numbered they could be something to do with Glider tow ropes, which were also used to tow midget submarines across the North Sea to sink the Tirpitz.

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    Gary . Just what I was thinking , sort of . We just need to find that AM code ref. now . Thanks to everyone who've helped , I'm most obliged .

 

 
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