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    Quote Originally Posted by apfsds View Post
    Kev, it is 110% a torpedo gyro. I just acquired the same specimen for my collection from a Greek seller. I cannot be certain, but I believe your specimen may be from 1947? Mine is dated 1952.
    Jason could you post a photo of your example when you have it?

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    Sorry for the late response, Kev. Here are some pics of the example I recently purchased. I'll work on getting better pics for you.

    Jason

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    Quote Originally Posted by apfsds View Post
    Sorry for the late response, Kev. Here are some pics of the example I recently purchased. I'll work on getting better pics for you.

    Jason

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    Jason did you ever work out which torpedo its for?

    Dave.

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    Hey Dave,

    IMHO it appears to be a British Mark VIII torpedo gyro - I have attached a couple of reference pics from the MK VIII "exploded" display torpedo at the Sydney Maritime Museum, in addition to my humble Mk VIII gyro itself which I "rediscovered" while cleaning up the mancave!

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    BTW - notice the "A" in Kev's 3rd photo in the #11 post:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dronic69 View Post
    IMHO it appears to be a British Mark VIII torpedo gyro
    My best guess as well.

    Remember the Mk VIII and later version Mk VII** were produced over a period of about 30 years from it's initial design of 1925, so there would be different versions of the gyroscope accordingly. Obviously, you don't have the complete gyroscope-assembly, just the wheel.

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    When Kev (Butterfly) passed away I ended up with his gyroscope.
    What is inside the ball?
    Dave.

 

 
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