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Interesting: certainly a British manufacturer.  Mine is stamped H.W. Ward &Co. Ltd, Birmingham, and 'M&CL'. and 'S&B followed by a 'D' in a diamond stamp. They seemed to be made by a conglomerate of eight or more manufacturers and first appeared in mid-1917, before they are listed in the L.o.Cs. - SW

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Hi, 

 A new find, can anyone tell me if this is a fantasy base plug please?

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Gunner Bailey

Looks OK to me.

 

Here's one from my collection.

 

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58 minutes ago, Gunner Bailey said:

Looks OK to me.

 

Here's one from my collection.

 

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Smashing. Many thanks G.B. 

 I couldn’t find an example, or mention of “Motor Equipment Birmingham” online, except one piece that seemed to suggest they became “Lucas”

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Gunner Bailey

West Heath Works, Northfield in SW Birmingham.

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I was offered this Ottoman one recently and was sorely tempted, but the price apart, I don't want to get into a new collecting area! But I thought others might like it...

 

Julian

 

 

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Gunner Bailey

It's not a great example Julian but they are scarce items. A very good one with the screw in brass cap (normally missing)  can be £600 in the UK.

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This one was for GBP 220 or so. I was very tempted, but I wanted to avoid another slippery slope to negotiate - bayonets take up far too much room (and money!) as it is!

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Gunner Bailey

Here's a novelty item with historic interest.

 

In the Steven Spielberg film 1917 the props team made a number of Mills grenades which were briefly shown in the film.

 

A little while ago I was able to obtain one of the resin props used in the film and today I was able to obtain the original grenade that the props department used to make the copies.

 

Here's a photo of one of the props and the original. The paint on the original is obviously modern, to guide the props department.

 

 

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battle of loos

Good morning,

 

this is my collection of Mill's bomb cap.

 

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all come from the Loos area (Chalke Pit Wood - Hill 70).
there are copper, aluminum, iron and lead.

 

Kind regards

 

Michel
 

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