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  • NI-SPITFIRE
    Rank 2 Registered User
    • Jan 2012
    • 12

    HELP. Barn find Spitfire seat. Info?

    I found this in a friends barn a few days ago...









    Ive been told its a seat from a Spitfire or Seafire. Its been in the barn for around 65 years and seems to be in very good condition. Anyome any more info on it? What would it make on ebay lol....thanks.
    Last edited by NI-SPITFIRE; 7th February 2012, 20:39. Reason: more pics
  • Bruce
    Independent analyst
    • Jan 2000
    • 10223

    #2
    Yes, it is a Spitfire, or Seafire seat.

    I suspect you will have a substantial offer within the next two hours, so dont worry about ebay!



    Bruce

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    • NI-SPITFIRE
      Rank 2 Registered User
      • Jan 2012
      • 12

      #3
      I wish it was mine to sell, the owner will probably put it back in his barn for another 65 years lol

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      • Jack Ruskin
        Key Troll-aux magnet
        • Nov 2006
        • 1396

        #4
        wow



        .
        Oh no not ~another~ separate thread about Newark (the unfriendly museum) !

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        • Bruce
          Independent analyst
          • Jan 2000
          • 10223

          #5
          PM sent!

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          • roadracer
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Feb 2009
            • 657

            #6
            Holy smoke ! Make sure the rest of the aircraft isnt hidden there somewhere as well !!!


            Please tell me the NI refers to Northern Ireland...

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            • Guest's Avatar
              Guest

              #7
              Very nice!

              Good to know that there are still barn finds to be had.

              Now.....where is the rest of it??!

              It will be on the CAA register before you can say "Its in the boo...."

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              • beachcomber
                Mike Brewser
                • Jan 2011
                • 284

                #8
                Surely it can be rebuilt from that
                Pedantic I haven't been that for 4 minutes 36 secs
                http://www.arc-design-it.co.uk

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                • paulmcmillan
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 2650

                  #9
                  Are there a pile of data plates in that barn as well ??
                  Weather - Fair with cloudy patches, clear by early evening.

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                  • Graham Adlam
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Dec 2006
                    • 1725

                    #10
                    drooling !!!!!!!!!! there has to be more. !
                    when you have excluded the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth
                    Baz owns the second best Spitfire Replica in the World.

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                    • Peter
                      Moderator
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 12507

                      #11
                      Did you find the aircraft "bonnet" that you mention on another forum?
                      Cheers,Peter
                      "Merlins always drip oil, when they don't....worry!"

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                      • NI-SPITFIRE
                        Rank 2 Registered User
                        • Jan 2012
                        • 12

                        #12
                        Cant find the "bonnet" think its gone for good. N I is for N Ireland. Ive had a few PMs with offers to buy but cant reply until i speak to the owner later/tomorrow. Thanks for all the help and info.

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                        • TonyT
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Oct 2006
                          • 9022

                          #13
                          The owner might find eBay will actually get you more for it, put a decent reserve on it, word will travel, put it worldwide, you can always if it fails to make your reserve sell it privately. I realise you are probably getting some serious offers, but weigh up the pros and cons of selling it and paying charges against getting less, but having no charges to fork out. Would be nice to see it make it into a flier.
                          Last edited by TonyT; 31st January 2012, 17:46.

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                          • jeepman
                            infrequent poster now
                            • Apr 2004
                            • 1982

                            #14
                            Note the bracket for a Verey pistol on the RHS and a bracket for the Verey cartridges across the front - which suggests it's from a Mk V or earlier although I've never seen that double stacking arrangement before
                            Last edited by jeepman; 31st January 2012, 19:31.
                            JM

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                            • D1566
                              Needs retiring.
                              • Apr 2006
                              • 2120

                              #15
                              Could have been very useful at Stoke-on-Trent museum recently ...
                              Martin

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                              • pagen01
                                St Mawganphile
                                • Aug 2007
                                • 10711

                                #16
                                Originally posted by jeepman View Post
                                Note the bracket for a Verey pistol on the RHS and a bracket for the Verey cartridges across the front - which suggests it's from a Mk V or earlier although I've never seen that double stacking arrangement before
                                I mentioned that on the other forum, I wondered if the double row would be unique to a particular mark?
                                http://www.abpic.co.uk/search.php?q=...t=most_popular

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                                • TonyT
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Oct 2006
                                  • 9022

                                  #17
                                  Here is one I prepared earlier...

                                  http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...x/X1XSEAT1.jpg

                                  http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...x/X1XSEAT3.jpg

                                  http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...x/X1XSEAT4.jpg

                                  http://i536.photobucket.com/albums/f...x/X1XSEAT2.jpg

                                  Out of MK 19 flierish... Note the repair to the back.
                                  Last edited by TonyT; 31st January 2012, 19:45.

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                                  • jeepman
                                    infrequent poster now
                                    • Apr 2004
                                    • 1982

                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by pagen01 View Post
                                    I mentioned that on the other forum, I wondered if the double row would be unique to a particular mark?
                                    the front ones almost seem to have been bent to fit - note the angled edges which seem to preclude their use to hold cartridges. It's almost as if they've been added to provide additional support to the back of somebody's legs.....

                                    mmmmmm........
                                    JM

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                                    • Edgar Brooks
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Apr 2009
                                      • 966

                                      #19
                                      It's definitely a Seafire seat, and has been used quite late, too; I've only just twigged about the two pieces of wood on the backrest. They were fitted in late Seafires, as a brace against the armour plate behind the seat. According to the drawing, it was for metal seats, but has obviously been used on plastic seats, as well.

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                                      • Edgar Brooks
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Apr 2009
                                        • 966

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by jeepman View Post
                                        the front ones almost seem to have been bent to fit - note the angled edges which seem to preclude their use to hold cartridges. It's almost as if they've been added to provide additional support to the back of somebody's legs.....
                                        Originally Seafire seats had a double row of cartridges holes; post-war it was reduced to a single row. Maybe it got in the way of the stick, in later stages, and was removed to make more room.

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