"ACME" Quiz

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Time for another quiz! I dug this one up from my photo files. You know the weight that lands on the cartoon character with 'TWO TONS' written on it? Well, here's a real one. Trick is, it's got an aviation connection. The usual rules, what, where, where from etc... The text on it says "2 ton. 6/10/42" Answer in due course. Enjoy.
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Would a tie-down be too obvious? Moggy
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Wing proof loading weight. Mark
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Chock? :D

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It's gotta be one of those things they use to hold aircraft wings down so in a storm or heavy winds the wing doesn't fly off, they do it at aviation museums e.t.c
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Acme Air Force collectible? :D Alex
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Mooring weight, for an amphibian or flying boat.
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Perhaps a ballast weight from a flying boat? Or a tie down, maybe for an airship?

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Barrage balloon tie down?

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I think it's a paperweight off the adjutant's desk. Roger Smith.
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Dear oh dear. One correct guess, no attempt at location by that person. Many amusing replies. Have a cigar. Thought there were some clever people here? :D
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Cardington?
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Cardington? No. THINK. 2 tons. Too light for some tasks, wayyy to heavy for others... I'm waitingggg. Hey, MikeJ - too tough for you?
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No takers? Gosh! Clue. It was found, and 'retreved' in a drought... Recently. Cheers!
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Flying boat moring anchor or ballast as suggested by Dave?
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Lake Windermere?
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Sunderland's, RAF Calshot :D
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EN830 was right first, as to what it is. It's from a Lake, a Looooong way from Windermere, and it had Cats, and I think, some more interesting types too. It's a Looong way from Wintermere and about 3hr from that lake, but close to 'the bay' and in the middle of a very old airfield, with a jetty and with a Museum. Go...
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Lake Boga I speculate that it is a mooring weight from Lake Boga, a Seaplane base in NW Victoria near Swan Hill. Now located at Pt Cook where JDK took the photo. Chris
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And the winner is... It's one of those things you know must exist, but of course normally never see. Two tons seems a bit light to me, given the weight of a fuelled up Catalina, but I guess they worked! I'll have to find another teaser now. :D
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