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    Mechanical Initiating Device Unit for Fountain

    Can anyone explain please what the American WW2 'Mechanical Initiating Device Unit for Fountain' is.
    I suspect something in the flare, leaflet or container opening departments but I cannot find it in my reference books.

    Many thanks
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    Hi Bonnex
    Have a look at "The Plumber's Kitchen" by Donald B. McLean. I think pages 86 to 92 are what you are looking for. It seems that they tried various electrical and mechanical initiators for the project.
    Fountain Charge picture for information.



    Fountain Charge.jpg

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    Last edited by switch; 7th December 2018 at 07:22 PM. Reason: Pic

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    Many thanks Switch. Appreciated.
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    I found a few more pages of the report if anyone is interested, but unfortunately this is all I have - Does anyone have a complete copy, as it would make interesting reading.
    Fountain 1.jpgFountain 2.jpgFountain 3.jpgFountain Charge.jpg
    Thanks in advance.
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