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    Jonhno
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    Odd box

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:49 pm

    To some it would just seem like an old military decorated box, but the engineer it was likely given too would know how dangerous this little object could be.  It is actually a ww2 German Anti-personnel mine or Schu-Mine 42, which contained a 200g charge and was ignited by a zz42 fuze.  The original fuze here has been set into an added block at the front.  Difficult to detect being made of wood, that dogs were used during the Normandy Campaign to sniff them out

    I see now the connection with this squadron and horses, as they were formed in Calgary, nicely decorated with the maple leafs picked out in gold leaf, on closer look there is also a three letter code stamped on the lid htk, (under the horses rear), which was a "furniture maker"  near Nuremburg from looking in my code book,

    I presume they were given out to the disbanding men in 1946, a friend mentioned he had seen one with just a British RE cap badge on the lid
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    Schu-Mine 42

    Post by edstorey on Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:26 pm

    Very nice piece!

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:14 pm

    I have one exactly like that! At first I thought you were posting one of my images. Nice piece.

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Jonhno on Wed Apr 01, 2015 10:11 pm

    here is a clip from an American film
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    they are nicely done Infanteer,

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Rob Dekker on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:24 am

    Very cool piece!!!!

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by CampX on Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:50 am

    John,, I used to own that years ago.

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Jonhno on Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:08 am

    CampX wrote:John,,  I used to own that years ago.

    Dean

    I would have kept it, but thanks for letting it go.  Where did you come by it Dean?

    Is yours marked Infanteer?  

    this htk is Lorenz Scheidig, Mobelfabrik (umlaut on O), Furth, Germany

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by pylon1357 on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:05 am

    I was wondering at first if Infanteer had parted with his. Nice to see this box, I love things like this.


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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:26 pm

    Jonhno wrote:
    CampX wrote:John,,  I used to own that years ago.

    Dean

    I would have kept it, but thanks for letting it go.  Where did you come by it Dean?

    Is yours marked Infanteer?  

    this htk is Lorenz Scheidig, Mobelfabrik (umlaut on O), Furth, Germany

    Mine has a very faint mark on the side of the lid/top piece and I can only make out a number 4.

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    Re: Odd box

    Post by Jonhno on Fri Apr 03, 2015 1:57 pm

    thanks Infanteer, I just saw a box with 3 letter code and 4, cant read the code though, last letter looks like either U or J

    and 4 would be for 1944,

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    Odd Box

    Post by Brent W on Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:05 am

    Great item. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

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