More Treasures(?) From The Garage...

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Thanks Elliott, the greater the exposure the better I suppose.  Do you think the dude who suggested "coffee mixer" is being serious?  Is there a Facebook group for coffee mixers where we could ask?

 

Meanwhile I've exhausted just about every variant of Firefly and Gannet in addition to Battle, Swordfish, Albacore, Barracuda and Fulmar and can't spot anything in the front or rear compartments in any of them that matches the star wheel gizmo illustrated above.  Anyone got a nice crisp photo of the Spearfish interior?

 

Andrew, while checking the Battle manual I came across a list of Fairey parts needed to install the Blind Flying Hood and I spotted several beginning PD as well as PA etc.  Maybe my interpretation of the numbers on the wheel is right after all?

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It occurs to me that not everyone knows me and/or knows the story of "that" scrap pile, from which the vast majority of the parts illustrated on this thread came.

 

I don't think I've ever posted a list of the types that we've been able to identify components from, whether it be a turret, canopy, control column, yoke, grip, rudder pedal, instrument panel, throttle quadrant or lesser fittings as illustrated in some of the above posts.

 

So here's just a taste:-

Master
Martinet
Anson
Oxford
Harvard

Defiant
Spitfire (many different Marks)

Seafire
Hurricane
Tempest
Typhoon
Mosquito (Fighter)
Firefly
Sea Fury
Beaufighter
P61 Black Widow
P47 Thunderbolt
P51 Mustang

Welkin

Lysander
Botha
Harrow
Albemarle
Warwick
Waco CG-14
Hamilcar
Seamew(? tbc)

Beaufort
Barracuda
Battle
Blenheim & Bisley
Whitley
Wellington
Manchester
Lancaster (York/Lincoln/Lancastrian)
Halifax
Mosquito (Bomber)
Stirling
Maryland/Baltimore
Vengeance
Hudson
B17
B24
Boston/Havoc

Post War:

Saro Princess Flying Boat
Avro Tudor (tbc)
Avro Ashton (tbc)
Hermes
Vulcan
Valiant
Viking
Vampire
Meteor
Javelin,
Swift,
Sea Hawk
Hunter
Provost

Dove

Comet

HS125

Trident

Shackleton

I've probably omitted a lot of the postwar stuff as many of you know it's not really my thing.    Not a bad tally from a scrap pile that measured not much more than 50 yds x 100yds?

 

And here's hoping we can add a few more to the list yet!

 

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Not necessarily one from the list of unidentifiables, but don’t forget the Westland Welkin, AM!

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Thanks Rob, added a few more too.

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V.E. Day specials.   A few parts that never made the thread originally.

 

An Armstrong Whitworth part with stamps and numbers.  AW51C in a oval stamp, and ISS1 96309   M   V where "6" is quite faint and might be something else.   I'm guessing this part is Albemarle.    Any thoughts Elliott?

 

A stainless steel plate, lots of numbers for the enthusiasts:  AHM3892   ISS4 (which is stamped over "3").  A circular stamp DR058 ("0" is faint).

 

A Trim Wheel of some kind?  Approx. 12 inches diameter.  I didn't post this one because I had some doubts whether it was aircraft related at all.  A clean up yesterday revealed a very worn circular stamp and what may be part of a number but there's no real detail to make out.  Note the "notches" on the wheel corresponding to the spokes - are they an aid to identification?

 

Elliott and Brad, if you wish to share them on F/b, please do so, you never know.

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Hi AM

Yes, your first part looks Albermarle.

Your second item was made by Dunlop - (DR stamp) and AH prefix. Not sure what AHM is, AHO is seen on wheels, AH is seen on grips. They made de-icing equipment too so possibly related to that? 

The third one, I really don't know i'm afraid

 

 

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Hi Elliott, yes I thought Dunlop too.  I was hoping someone might recognise the part - perhaps braking system?  I've got quite a collection of  Dunlop part numbers from various bits of AP1086 and it might be worth trawling through them, when I'm able too.

 

Trouble is, as of saturday, I'm effectively locked out of my p.c. by what I hope is no more than a deceased mouse but what might be a fault on the mother board or something.   At least the hard drive seems ok.

 

(That's your VGS parts on hold too, btw).

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Meanwhile, levers, levers and more levers.

 

The first set shouldn't cause too much head scratching and I've always assumed the second set were part of the same pedestal but there's little to prove it and I might have to delve deeper.   The only stamp I can find so far is shown here - I assume that's the manufacturer (of the pedestal)?

 

The third set is puzzling me.  For years I assumed these would be from a York, but now I look more closely, they don't follow the same pattern.   Does this mean they're from an early Shackleton perhaps?   What's that steel shaft all about?

 

As mentioned above, I can't currently check my cockpit photos so any advice warmly received.

 

 

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Pic 1 and 2 look very  Bloctube (manufacturer of throttle boxes for Hampden, Halifax and Wellington among others)to me, first pic is almost certainly Halifax, the second pic has me puzzled because of the short levers, they might be Hampden.  

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Now reunited with the contents of my hard drive, I think I can see the purpose of the metal shaft.

 

This feature, the rudder locking control handle, only appears on Mks. 2 and 3 Shackletons.

 

Back to Bloctube controls (nice to see you on the thread Cees).

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The post from May 8th, the first item got me thinking "that looks familiar". I reckon it's a Meteor NF starboard side cockpit glare shield.The bracketry on it being the snapped off GGS breaker and engine fire button (topside) and snapped off fire warning light (underside) mounts. The torch hook is on it in this pic.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1912/44428470824_6f4e221f6f_b.jpg20181006_154019 by Graham Buckle, on Flickr

 

Does it need a home...?

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Hi Blue

thought you'd gone to the darkside forever LOL

John

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I keep a weather eye. Just in case as if by magic normality returns!!

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Aaah, a little shelf that sits either side of the gunsight?  Excellent spot Blue-2 and it explains the A-W stamp!

 

Does it need a home...?

 

Pretty much everything on this thread needs a new home.   I just need to feel certain that the parts will go to a bone fido historical aviation enthusiast before I part with them.  To that end, I would have thought a minimum of fifty posts on the "new and improved forum" since it went live last year would more or less convince me...

 

...oh dear, I've just checked.

 

Well, you could always try tweeting me on facebook.   Just don't hold your breath for a reply...

 

As a last resort, I could add it to all the super rare stuff going to the next Newark 'jumble.  That is, if they ever get around to arranging one.  What's up with these people?!

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Are you not planning to have your collection buried with you, AM? St Peter will be checking on the gate, and anything less than a tip top collection will deny entry. 

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Have you seen the price of a funeral these days?  I get reminded every time I watch Talking Pictures TV.   It would have been far cheaper, and much easier for me to have been buried in the pile of scrap.

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A-M, that's the badger! While missing the brackets it looks a lot straighter than the one we have for 788, so it'd be spot on for making one good one from the two after a simple bracket transplant.

50 posts on the new, improved forum? Have there been 50 new posts in total yet?!

I'll send you a PM. Just because I'm always up for new and interesting experiences and it's one aspect of the new comedy forum whose delights I haven't yet sampled...

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Meteor! You have very good eyes Blue2 👍

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I can sniff out hidden Meteor bits at 100yds. 200 if it's NF...!

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Not much to report on the Tampier (Bloctube) controls, other than that the four lever set is almost certainly the propellor control levers from a late Halifax (prob. Hercules powered variant).  Earlier (Merlin) pedestals varied in design.

 

The identity of the two lever set is still unconfirmed.

 

Meanwhile, a small panel, probably British and postwar.   No stamps or part nos. that I can find.   Can any Cold War fans help me out?  I bet someone would recognise it if I took it to CockpitFest.

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