Object found in garden

Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Doy073, May 26, 2018.

  1. Doy073

    Doy073 Member

    Sorry if this is the wrong thread but I’m not sure if anyone can help - I’m strugging to upload the image as the file is too large.
    Gardening and digging I was hitting against what I though was rock, now I know it was metal. I was pulling and twisting on something like a thigh pencil or slim branch until it came away from the piece it was attached to. And planted my shrub!
    I washed up the prong and it is pretty old metal, with something that looks like white crystallised granules inside. It appears as if there was a blue stamp of letters or numbers on the prong.
     

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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Moved post to own thread.
    Send the photo to the forum email address & I'll add it to your post.
     
  3. Doy073

    Doy073 Member

    Thank you

    What is the email address?
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Photos edited into post #1
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    hope its not the gas pipe

    your still here so its not that


    pipe bomb (looks like the sort of tube that some kids used to make pipe bombs back in the late 60s)
     
  6. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    The location might help. Some airfield areas had very interesting things buried under them when invasion was a possibility....
     
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  7. jimbop

    jimbop Active Member

    piece of armoured cable???
     
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  8. Doy073

    Doy073 Member

    Thanks for your replies. It’s Eccles Manchester. Yes it was attached to something larger and I did struggle to pull it out.
     
  9. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    That strikes out the airfield theory, closest I think was Barton.
     
  10. Doy073

    Doy073 Member

    Yes Barton airfield is not too far.
     
  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Appears to be too small to be an incendiary bomb.
    Regards
    Tom
     
  12. snailer

    snailer Country Member

    Probably more mundane, it looks like a piece of corroded electrical conduit or a sacrificial anode from a hot water cylinder.
     
  13. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    Maybe connected with the cake factory then...
     
  14. Doy073

    Doy073 Member

    Random?!
     
  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    call the old bill and tell them you think you have found a ww2 bomb that way you will get it identified
     

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