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Kmaddock 23rd July 2017 01:20 PM

Unusual pike like item
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I just sent images of the attached item, I have not got it in hand but was sent some images by the seller
It looks like a pike like item with British markings
Seller is not sure what the stamping says
I read a crown over GR AND 1939
Might this be a boarding pike or some home guard item but these are just guesses

Any ideas?



Richard G 26th July 2017 03:09 PM

Possibly a boat hook?

fernando 26th July 2017 03:36 PM

I also pondered on that possibility, but then, it would be a rather atypical one. The point should not be so sharp and the side hook should be curved, not of such a rectangular plate shape.
The date is also worthy of note; GR under a crown doesn't match with either British King Georges... unless the date is not 1939 as thought. Otherwise this is a rather 'modern' implement.
Maybe when Ken has it in his hand he is able figure out the real date and the inscription wording ... a mark ?

GIO 26th July 2017 05:53 PM

An agricoltural implement ??

thinreadline 7th August 2017 02:53 PM

Originally Posted by GIO
An agricoltural implement ??

It is a ceiling hook ... used by the fire service during and after WW2 for pulling down unsafe ceilings etc esp after bombing raids . The GR refer refers to King George VI and this item was a standard piece of equipment used by the Auxillary Fire Service and the ARP ( Air Raid Precautions ) and Civil Defence Services.

fernando 7th August 2017 04:35 PM

Gret shot :cool: .
So, no weapon :shrug: .

thinreadline 7th August 2017 10:32 PM

Originally Posted by fernando
Gret shot :cool: .
So, no weapon :shrug: .

no sadly not

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