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various ww1 items


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Hi Mike

I've got the WW2 equivalent to that, I've always assumed they were used by miltary policemen as te light are too small for railway use.

John

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Mike,

if it was a signalling device it should have had some sort of key i.e. morse key to facilitate on/off situations, rather it looks like a slide

to change lights. I am thinking it could have been used

by MP's as a low light traffic control device red amber green at intersections.

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Sorry John you bumped me was delayed cause I changed the wording - two great minds thinking alike :D

The shirt looks like a recipient for lots of Reckitt's

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Mike,

Judging by the condition of the case probably ww1 - Looks like it was made to take one of those old double 1.5 volt batteries (shaped like an 8)

we had as bed lights as kids (no electricity in our house then)

D

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Looks a bit like Beatty(sc?)

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# 4

There's at least one mistake on this.

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Mike

Two at least

Cross strap fitted back to front and not used as a cross strap

S

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# 4

There's at least one mistake on this.

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Mike

Improperly dressed. No trousers! :closedeyes:

John

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"Thinking about my two grandfathers, who were there from 1915-1919"

DON'T think about the odds of that being possible. Your rellies excepted,I betcha no one else onthe Forum can boast that.

[you did say comments welcome]

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Re the lamp

Red lights were often used when it was necessary to preserve night vision (eg. in a dug out just before a nightime foray into No mans land). I think green was also used for the same purpose.

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Hello,

The Pith Helmet looks more like the WW2 issue. Still it is a nice find.

Stewart

PS Was up your way today, I had not been to Aberfeldy for a couple of years. I was sorry to see the antique shop at Grantully had gone, I have had a couple of nice things out of there in the past. The wee Antique shop in town was closed as well! Still, it was nice to go for a run in the car.

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Excellent, thanks for all comments. Re; # 4, will tell collector chap about reversed straps. He knew there was something not right, but couldn't figure it out, then it dawned on him that the ' collar dogs ' were that of a Padre? So no gun, or whistle needed.

gnr.ktrha, let me know next time you're in town, will meet up. Will let guy know, it might be ww2 pith helmet.

Centurion, thanks for that, just a dugout torch then?

Cheers Mike

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"Thinking about my two grandfathers, who were there from 1915-1919"

DON'T think about the odds of that being possible. Your rellies excepted,I betcha no one else onthe Forum can boast that.

[you did say comments welcome]

Just to add to that, my wife's grandfather was also there from 1915 through to 1919. All three were in combat and front line duties. Royal Engineer, RFA and The Buffs. The 4th grandfather was a coal mining manager and was refused service because of his job.

(sorry Mike - hope this is not too much of a diversion).

John

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