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Sled 'pads/cushions - Machine Gunners comfort!

Mark Finneran

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Apologies for a rather 'spotter' question. Does anyone have any detail on when hessian or ersatz material started being used to replace the leather pads on the schlitten? Obviously a war economy measure and therefore tail end of the war. Picture shows leather padded example, but slightly used!! however I am restoring another sled (1917) which needs appropiate 'cushions'.

At some point the factories started using alternatives to leather let alone armourer repair.



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