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    unknown Cartridge Case. Maybe a Photoflash?

    I have an unknown cartridge case that I think may be a photo-flash case but does not match any USA references I have.
    The headstamp is B&SB. 6/53. The case is gold coloured aluminium? Looks like electric primed. Odd rim extractor groove.
    It is 260mm (10 1/4") long. 44.5mm (1 3/4") Diameter. 50.3mm (2") Rim. 1.8mm Thick Rim.

    I have B&SB as a maker on various L series 1" Flare cartridges. Is this British or German made for the UK? Who is B&SB ?.
    Made in 1953, I believe this is some type of signal or photo-flash cartridge but await some expert identification.

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    Yes, an 1.75"aerial photoflash/illum cartridge, UK origin. Should have a coloured band below the mouth, though i've only seen fired examples and they have no banding,over here these were used in the Canberra's.sure i have a post on this item previously.

    try http://www.bocn.co.uk/vbforum/threads/89191-unidentified-10-inch-flare-cartridge




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    B & SB - Bulpitt and Sons, Birmingham
    of 46, Northwood Street, Birmingham
    of 153-161 and 175 Camden Street, Winson Green, Birmingham.
    Telephone: Central 3231. Telegraphic Address: "Bulpitt, Birmingham". (1937)

    Better known as “Swan Brand” – especially for their electric kettles. The company was responsible for inventing the electric cut-out connector. If the kettle overheated, it would be automatically switched off. Ordnance wise, best known for their Bulpitt cylinders, containers for fuzes.

    TimG

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