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Shell markings help 18 pounder


iJM
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Hello, iJM - 

 

I can help on a few markings, as follows:

 

"EOC" = Elsworth Ordnance Company (manufacturer)

"S" in double "C" = Canadian Cartridge Company (manufacturer)

"A" in circle = indicates that case has been refilled once

"S." = indicates that case was tested for strength by stereoscope

"II" under "18 PR" = Mark II type of 18-pdr shell case

 

The dates, lot numbers, etc. are self-evident.  Other more knowledgeable forum members probably can identify the "LDQ" and other markings.

 

Regards, Torrey McLean

 

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Is EOC not Elswick Ordnance Company, I.e. the Armstrong factory Scotswood Road, Newcastle ?

 

Mick

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11 minutes ago, Mick D said:

Is EOC not Elswick Ordnance Company, I.e. the Armstrong factory Scotswood Road, Newcastle ?

 

Mick

You're correct that elswick used EOC .

 

I can see the former site from the end of my street ( a lovely view down the valley to the river)

 

Craig

 

 

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