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Thread: Air ministry Clockwork counter

  1. #1
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    Air ministry Clockwork counter

    I was given this to see what it was.

    The back has two sprods - one to wind it up and teh seocnd that has setting 1 and !!. This latter one moves a piece inside.

    To the side is a three digit counter.

    To the front is a trigger and two levers.

    Also Air ministry kings crown and number with a 1944 date.

    No stores reference.

    There are two wires that come to an internal terminal with a sliding connector that makes/breaks the circuit through the wires.

    The trigger stops the clockwork mechanism by pushing a lever under one of the wheels.

    I assume it was to count down or count up and given the size of thr trigegr was for a non pilot - multi engined ?

    Was it for navigation. trailing eerial counter or release ?

    Thanks

    Brian
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    Kind Regards,

    Brian

  2. #2
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    Hi,

    Looks like the unit on the side of bubble sextants

    Regards

    Tiffyman

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    Yes it's off the front of a bubble sextant.

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    Thank you!
    Kind Regards,

    Brian

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