Ww2 Wood Transit Box For '28
Posted 30 July 2003 - 09:21 PM
1.Case front showing handle and locks. Also note the "Karachi" (Pakistan? Venezuela?). Also the "England". There is some other writting that needs to be deciphered, with different sets of stencils on different layers of paint.
2.Case rear showing the marking Montreal. So my Canadian content rule still applies for my collection.
3.Top corner of the case showing the "Box 107 of 258" Wonder where the other 257 boxes went??
4.Box open, with my Bridgeport '28 inside. Room for the complete "heater" with butt removed. 3 L drums & 6 XX mags. There is a small parts bin, in the corner. Cleaning rod on lid riveted in place by a couple of very dried leather strips. Various strips of felt to protect.
5.Showing seperate mag compartments.
6.Receiver taken out. Entire interior is wooden.
7.Empty box showing interior and area for the butt. There is a 'V' groove in the seperation wall that holds the butt snug.
8.And one last cheap, self loving, space wasting, obnoxious pic of my '28
Hope this didn't bore ya guys. Again any questions or better yet if you can shed any more light, puleeeez give me a shout.
Posted 30 July 2003 - 09:37 PM
I'm really a skinny dude, I don't think I would want to carry it far fully loaded.
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Posted 02 August 2003 - 05:14 PM
It is nice to see another piece of Thompson history not seen before.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted 02 August 2003 - 07:11 PM
box which held 2 thompsons with the stocks attached? also more than one drum. The owner had no idea what it was..
Posted 04 August 2003 - 12:29 AM
Thanks for the tip on the preservative..
Any kind of info on the boxes would be a plus. I still have very limited info on them..
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Cogswell & Harrison (Gunmakers) Ltd.,
Thatcham House 95 Sussex Place Slough SL1 1NN
Tel: 01753 520866 Fax: 01753 575770 e-mail: email@example.com
August 9th 2003
The address you partly deciphered was most probably:
Cogswell & Harrison Cannon Works Bollo Lane Acton London W3
There are two photographs of the Cannon works in the Cogswell & Harrison history book Pages 46,47,48 refer to some of the activities in the Acton factories during WW2 and in the post war period.
During the war, millions of parts and thousands of weapons were transported by Cogswell & Harrison all over the world under British Government contracts. I am sorry to say that we have no information at all in our archives on transit boxes.
We trust this will be of interest and wish you well with your research
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Gives us a little bit more than what we had. I am sure they had their plates full during '39-'45, so they weren't too interested in documenting wooden boxes.
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Posted 09 August 2003 - 03:51 PM
I am having a WW2 recruiting poster mounted. It has a picture of a Canadian officer who won the Victoria Cross during the clearing of the Dieppe beachhead. He has a Bren in each hand and a Tommy Gun tucked under his arm. Once mounted I think it will make a good wall hanger.
Thanks for the info on Cogswell & Harrison.
Posted 09 August 2003 - 04:03 PM