No.36 M Mills bomb

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    No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:50 pm

    Here is a very nice example of a Canadian No.36 M in the collection of the LER museum. It's not common to find examples with most of the original varnish and markings intact.


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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by 48th on Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:56 pm

    Fairly decent example, looks similar to an example in my collection. Is this one marked FW made by Frost & Winter out of Chatham Ontario I believe?

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:34 pm

    F&W= Frost and Woods. No, this one is marked C for Chatco which is the company you are thinking of. I actually have a Montreal Munitions (M) marked example in even better condition than this one but I've posted it before and am just trying to stimulate some discussion.

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by 48th on Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:50 am

    Frost & Woods, that is it.
    What are the yellow numbers do you think? Lot numbers, inspectors number?

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:46 pm

    IIRC I had read on the British ordnance collector's network that it's a lot number. I will try to find that old thread and confirm.

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by CampX on Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:16 am

    The Company was FROST & WOOD not woods, they had a large plant in Brantford Ontario, before the war they made Farm inpliments, I have a Tracker Seat made by the same Company.

    In the same vein Mills made golf clubs and other out door items before and after WW1

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by Infanteer on Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:49 pm

    CampX wrote:The Company was FROST & WOOD not woods,

    Dean

    Yes, a mistake on my part and thanks for correcting it. Better to have good info on the forum.

    I just had a look at the British ordnance collectors network and everyone is calling the company Frost & Woods.... seems to be a very common mistake.

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    Re: No.36 M Mills bomb

    Post by CampX on Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:21 am

    Yes all most everyone call's the Company Frost & Woods...I guess it just seems to sound better. LOL

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