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    German Hertz mine horns query

    the German lead Hertz mine horns appear to come in 2 sizes, one slightly longer than the other (sorry, no sizes available) and some have a red band around them whilst others don't. Anyone know what the differences are please.

    thanks, Dave

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    Dave,

    Are you sure it's only the lead horns which have a different size, or might the difference be caused by changing of material (steel horns instead of lead horns because of critical shortage of lead - 1944 )?

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    hi Stef, I finally managed to dig them out! both lead, the taller being 160mm high, the other 148mm. The larger one is stamped 'qv' within a circle and the other 'brd'.

    I assume they are German as that is what we were told when they were readily available.

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    longer horn is made only for german UMA series mine short horn is for EMC series

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrickoshae View Post
    hi Stef, I finally managed to dig them out! both lead, the taller being 160mm high, the other 148mm. The larger one is stamped 'qv' within a circle and the other 'brd'.

    I assume they are German as that is what we were told when they were readily available.

    Dave100_0632.jpg

    Hi Dave,
    "brd" and "qv" are the manufacturors code :

    brd : HAGENUK-Hanseatische Apparaetcbau-Gcsellschaft Neufcldt u.Kuhnke GmbH, Kid

    qv : unknown to me


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