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Old 01-10-17, 12:51
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Default Artillery related box?

Found this box, is it artillery related, says tested Hingham 7/43.
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Old 01-11-17, 09:26
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The box is definately ww2 period, the latch is similar in design to a bren gun transit box latch of the same period. The only thing is its green, I would have expected if it was naval to be grey.

Looked at first like a depth charge fuze box.

I found this out on the net....

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The Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard of Hingham, Massachusetts, was a shipyard in the United States from 1941 until 1945. Located on Weymouth Back River, it was owned by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company and operated by the nearby Fore River Shipyard. During the three and a half years that the yard was operational, it produced 277 ships,[1] including a destroyer escort delivered in 23 days.
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Old 01-11-17, 14:15
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have a similar box, grey...steel handle in one end only...
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Old 01-11-17, 22:37
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This is more than an ammunition or fuse box.

Seriously heavy handle, heavy wood wall construction, inlaid catch. It appears to be for a sight or testing instrument (the "tested" stencil would reinforce this theory.

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Old 02-11-17, 09:57
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Could be for housing some kind of delicate instrument . Such as a optical sight or a survey instrument . The turn latch lock is pretty much the same as the seat lid latches on my 1950 Land Rover !
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Old 19-11-17, 10:01
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Default Here is another one to ID please

I was given two of these boxes but haven't found any markings yet.

They are wooden with a canvas top and felt seals to the edges which must keep dust out, and felt liners to the shaped formers for whatever they carried.

There is a hasp and staple with the same style of twist lock as on Kevin's one.

I am guessing artillery, and most likely British.

Any ideas please?

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Old 19-11-17, 10:13
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This style could well go back to WW1

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Old 19-11-17, 10:25
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Default I forgot to add...

The leather strap over the lid is fixed to the sides of the box, and it is not a convenient carry strap. Maybe it fastened something else on the lid?

I don't see any sign of clips or brackets for mounting it either.

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Old 09-05-20, 12:35
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Could be a depth charge fuze box?
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