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    Can you help me , please ?

    Hello

    My dear friends,

    your help is required for ammunitions factories identifications :


    the factory letters stamped on the British Artillery cases that I collected those past months...

    I have got a serious headhache with those one and I hope you can give me some help

    I presume that, as you speak the british language, it would be easier than for me...

    Thank you in advance

    Bernard ...

    bernard.delsert@wanadoo.fr


    Q 1 4 5 IN HOWITZER CASE. fnjj jpg.jpgQ 2 4, 5 IN HOWITZER CASE.jpg
    Q 3 4,5 In HOWITZER CASE HLW.jpgQ 4 4,5 In HOWITZER CASE A&JMA.jpg
    Q 5 4,5 In HOWITZER CASE LLM.jpgQ 6 4,5 In HOWITZER CASE HW.jpg
    Q 7 18 pr d mk 2 TCCO 1915.jpgQ 8 18 pr d mk 2 EV & MCO.jpg
    Q 9 4 5 IN HOWITZER CASE.jpg

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    1. New York Air Brake Co., USA
    2. n/k
    3. Harrisburg Pipe Co., USA
    4. Albert & J.M. Anderson Mfg. Co., USA
    5. ?
    6. Harrisburg Pipe Co., USA (alternative) INCORRECT
    7. Crosby & Co., Buffalo, NY.
    8. Edward Valve & Mfg. Co., USA
    9. New York Air Brake Co., USA

    TimG
    Last edited by TimG; 17th May 2017 at 12:18 PM.

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    2. General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass. USA

    5. I would expect the maker's mark to be above 'LLM' (the significance of these letters is yet to be ascertained) however, it appears to have been abraded out.

    6. I initially identified this as Harrisburg Pipe, but I know believe it to be Worcester Pressed Steel Co., Worcester, Mass. USA who were sub-contracted by Harrisburg Pipe.

    The primers of 2 & 4 were manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co., sub-contracted by E.W. Bliss Co.

    TimG

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    Thanks a lot to TimG for those most fantastic answers !
    I had the opportunity to have a look on 3 large lots of british cartridge case and
    I have found some most interesting answers about the dates of first fabrication
    and the change from Mark 1 to mark 2 and also the output through the years...
    A book about the 18 pounder and 4.5 In ammunitions is boiling hard !
    Bernard

 

 

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