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GRANVILLE

Can anyone show a photo of an issue pick from the period?


David

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Grovetown

If you mean pick axe, they're like any pick axe ever - save for military markings.

 

Cheers,

 

GT.

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Dave1418

Hi

David

i hope these help by Vaughan and 1915 dated41E880E9-CAB0-426E-AA08-9FA4ACBBE101.jpeg.752af4a1afeb7f48c63b88e66732de9e.jpeg1E7E520C-355F-43AE-90CD-0410FB2EF5F3.jpeg.8872fe2d7b3a5710e0ea8c242e3770ae.jpeg6319BA62-91C8-4740-A6A0-A923F6F0525F.jpeg.42d2da98df5ee68633caedb6f0b9961a.jpeg

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GRANVILLE

Thanks chaps. It was the pick axe I was asking after. I wondered about the blade end of the axe and whether or not the issue version was as you have shown or if it was a wider version which you sometimes find with old pick axe heads. I appreciate the stampings would confirm, but I recently acquired a pick axe which was so rusted I couldn't find any markings at first. After some buffing with a wire wheel, I thought a fain't WB arrow stamp was shown up, but it was so faint, I couldn't be sure. I find the red paint quite interesting. Is this thought to be of the period or added later?


David

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reese williams

While a bit later, I have a /|\ marked pick dated 1940 which along with its military markings still has the commercial label on the haft. I strongly suspect that in both wars picks were simply purchased from the trade.

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GRANVILLE

I can well ima

3 hours ago, reese williams said:

While a bit later, I have a /|\ marked pick dated 1940 which along with its military markings still has the commercial label on the haft. I strongly suspect that in both wars picks were simply purchased from the trade.

I can well imagine this could be the case - especially early in the war.


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