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Remembered Today:

WD marked small metal box

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I have found several of these over the years but this one is the largest at 4" x 3" x 3". They have all been undated but all have had the W broadarrow D mark impressed into the lid.

I presume that they were used to keep detonators in but can anyone please confirm what they were used for?

Thank you.





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It's the type of box used for motor transport bulbs. These date from WW1 but were in use well into the 1970s at least.

I own a WW2 Daimler Heavy Armoured car, and it has an identical box in the internal stowage holding 3 bulbs in a cardboard spacer.



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