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  • RadarArchive
    Total pedant
    • Aug 2003
    • 1042

    Mystery object

    Another mystery item for you guys to rack your brains over. This is a wooden box with a sliding hatch at the front and ventilation holes on the side and top/base (depending on which way up it goes).

    This does seem reminiscent of a radio rack, but I've never seen one made of wood. Even with ventilation holes, it would seem a bit of a fire hazard! It does seem quite crude, so may be something to do with ground equipment rather than aircraft.

    Any suggestions would, as always, be very welcome. Over to you ...
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    Ian Brown
  • TerryP
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2009
    • 381

    #2
    Could it be a box/cage for the carrier pigeons!

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    • Moggy C
      Moderator
      • Jan 2000
      • 20534

      #3
      Looks a bit big.

      Here's one from a Halifax complete with flak damage



      Moggy
      "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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      • austernj673
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • May 2008
        • 586

        #4
        Does Paul Daniels know you have it? Aren't the holes for sticking swords through?

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        • RadarArchive
          Total pedant
          • Aug 2003
          • 1042

          #5
          I have to agree with Moggy here. It doesn't match the standard pigeon carrier and I've not seen images of any other pigeon container that resembles this object. So, I can understand the reasoning, but I don't think it's pigeon related. Any other sensible suggestions?
          Ian Brown

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          • vacb
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Apr 2004
            • 221

            #6
            Could it perhaps be something to cover a meteorological instrument on a ground installation?

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            • Dobbins
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Feb 2012
              • 448

              #7
              Originally posted by vacb View Post
              Could it perhaps be something to cover a meteorological instrument on a ground installation?
              otherwise known as a Stevenson screen

              Update, if it was then it would be painted white
              Last edited by Dobbins; 18th April 2012, 18:34.

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              • pimpernel
                Warbirds, keep em flying
                • Jan 2000
                • 878

                #8
                I am sorry to insult your intelligence but how do you know or what gives you the impression its an aeronautical/airfield object?

                Where was it found please?

                Brian.
                Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

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                • RadarArchive
                  Total pedant
                  • Aug 2003
                  • 1042

                  #9
                  It is an uncatalgoued and unidentified object in a store room at an aviation museum.
                  Ian Brown

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                  • RadarArchive
                    Total pedant
                    • Aug 2003
                    • 1042

                    #10
                    Originally posted by vacb View Post
                    Could it perhaps be something to cover a meteorological instrument on a ground installation?
                    I don't think it's a Stevenson screen either. These are normally louvered and painted white and this is neither of these.

                    Is there any possibility that it might have something to do with a Vampire? I may be making false assumptions, but being wood I wondered if there is anything inside or connection with two-seat Vampires that looks like this. Any ideas?
                    Ian Brown

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                    • Bruce
                      Independent analyst
                      • Jan 2000
                      • 10226

                      #11
                      No, it isnt Vampire, or Mosquito.

                      I think the shape at the back might give us a clue. Can you post a picture from the other end?


                      Bruce

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                      • Malcolm McKay
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2004
                        • 1819

                        #12
                        Originally posted by Moggy C View Post
                        Looks a bit big.

                        Here's one from a Halifax complete with flak damage



                        Moggy
                        Interesting - never seen a flak damaged pigeon before,

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                        • aeronut 2008
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2008
                          • 1568

                          #13
                          To me it looks more nautical than aeronautical.

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                          • RadarArchive
                            Total pedant
                            • Aug 2003
                            • 1042

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Bruce View Post
                            Can you post a picture from the other end?


                            Bruce
                            As requested. One from the side and one from the back, showing an internal view. I hope these help.
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                            Ian Brown

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                            • Moggy C
                              Moderator
                              • Jan 2000
                              • 20534

                              #15
                              I still haven't a clue, but it's a great teaser.

                              Moggy
                              "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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