Welcome to the Inert Ordnance Collectors.
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
    Returned to the cylinder site.On returning home and removing the cap found the original packing label glued underneath.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by millector; 11th June 2018 at 12:18 PM.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to millector For This Useful Post:

    Darkman (12th June 2018), pysall (11th June 2018)

  3. #12
    Premium Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,599
    Thanks
    437
    Thanked 925 Times in 535 Posts
    Interesting that a British manufactured 3.7" was shipped to Australia during the war.

    The shell and primer were filled at TAW - Thames Ammunition Works, Slade Green, Kent a Vickers Armstrong factory.
    The fuze, a No. 208 was filled at CY - R.O.F. Chorley in 1943 and converted at SYD - Sydney in Feb' 1945.

    TimG

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to TimG For This Useful Post:

    Darkman (12th June 2018), Weasel (14th June 2018)

  5. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
    Posts
    435
    Thanks
    330
    Thanked 148 Times in 76 Posts
    Doug, were any of the cardboard tubes inside the containers in reasonable condition?
    Graeme
    Last edited by Darkman; 12th June 2018 at 03:57 AM.

  6. #14
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts
    Here are a couple of photo's showing the inner cardboard tube.The better one still had the cap in place when found.Original green paint can be seen aswell
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to millector For This Useful Post:

    Darkman (12th June 2018)

  8. #15
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    39
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 16 Times in 8 Posts

    cylinders

    More photo's of the cylinders.There is the remains of yellow painted markings on the outside
    Difficult to make out but can read UNDER NO ??????? MELBOURNE 3.7IN
    Attached Images Attached Images

 

 
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Back to top