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unidentified non flying objects

Post by g.89 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:04 pm

As some of you may know I have been photographing and identifying objects to do with railways in the YWR's growing collection of railway artefacts. These are then given a unique ID number and entered into a catalogue of YWR assets.

So far 159 artefacts have been catalogued but two of them remain 'unidentified' Here are the photos:-
Catalogue no. 108
Catalogue no. 159
If anyone can tell us what they are we would be most grateful and our catalogue can be brought up to date.

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Re: unidentified non flying objects

Post by AndyB » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:22 am

I have ringed in red three of the offending No 108 catalogue items. The casting is used to spread the bolt load on the back of a round steel signal post, so that the post isn't crushed when the through bolt is tightened to secure the semaphore bracket to the post. You could maybe call them "load spreader for semaphore bracket through bolt on steel signal post".

I am leaving the other item for somebody else to look into, we need to share the love around a bit more on the YWR as it were.


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Re: unidentified non flying objects

Post by chalkie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:54 am

159 is it a tool for doing straining wires on telegraph poles?
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