Identification Contest

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Donnie, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi guys,

    I have this 1941 dated Brass Tool, i think i have an ID for it but i thought i would test your knowledge! :D........

    If you need a clue then just ask :D......
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    Donnie
     
  2. Bodston

    Bodston Little Willy

    First guess. Some sort of ordinance priming tool or fuse setter?
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Is it a key for your grandfather clock ?
     
  4. spotter

    spotter Senior Member

    primer removal/tightening tool for large calibre cartridges often mistakeny sold as fuze tools.The letter "N" on yours indicating for navy use
     
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Wood and non ferrous metal construction.

    Could it be from a toolbox belonging to a Bomb Disposal person.

    Fuse remover possibly?

    Regards
    Tom
     
  6. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Spotter and Tom.

    You both seem to have got it! I was told by a Bomb Disposal Expert that it was for removing primers......i did not no that it was for navy use though. I bought it in a box of old bits and pieces.....

    Andy (AKA daft sod) i dont own a grandfather clock. Bodson, almost mate :D...

    Donnie
     
  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Donnie,

    They are Brave men in the Bomb disposal unit.

    Read some accounts of the Navy defusing the first Magnetic mines found washed up during WW2.

    That is why they are always non ferrous metal. Hence me making the connection with bomb disposal.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  8. spotter

    spotter Senior Member

    These primer tools are not bomb disposal kit,,they have been in use since the late 1800s in various but similar designs.(T Bar and 2 prongs) for fitting and removing electric primers
     
  9. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    This is one of the most prized pieces of cloth in my collection.

    The story that came with the patch in the early '80s was that the custodian at my chum's school in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was one of the two Canadian EODs and wore this patch. Tom said he was the quietest, hard working fellow whom he quite accidently found was an exRCAF. The man whose name I do not know offered the patch to me through my chum who told him I had a collection of memorabilia.

    cheers,
    phil
     

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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Donnie,
    I have to say that the thread you refered to was super to read and just shows the power of the forum in detective work.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  12. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    Spotter,

    Thanks for clearing that one up :D. MC, have a look at this old thread of mine (infact my first thread) it shows your patch in use. We never did find out how these guys were conneted to my family. http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/unit-history/8848-unit-i-d-please.html

    Cheers guys, Donnie.
    Thanks for directing me to this thread, Donnie, as I have had the patch but never seen how it was worn. Both the image and the descriptor which was in another portion of the thread are helpful to understanding it's location. I would have guessed it to be a lower sleeve trades badge as were so many. Never would have thought of it as a sparks badge type placement.

    cheers,
    phil

    Anyone got a value on a piece like this? Or other photos would be interesting as well.
     
  13. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    No sorry mate, no other pictures and i wouldnt be able to put a price on it (way out of my area of knowledge) i will ask my Trades Patch collector freind.

    Cheers mate, Donnie.
     

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