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Old 23rd July 2017, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default Unusual pike like item

Hi
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?

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Old 26th July 2017, 04:09 PM   #2
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Possibly a boat hook?
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Old 26th July 2017, 04:36 PM   #3
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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 ?
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Old 26th July 2017, 06:53 PM   #4
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An agricoltural implement ??
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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.
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Old 7th August 2017, 05:35 PM   #6
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Gret shot .
So, no weapon .
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Gret shot .
So, no weapon .



no sadly not
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