my latest acquisitions

Nnatalie

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I found this worn old sewing machine last week—now to see if I can restore it and get it to work! Currently, at minimum the treadle doesn’t move, a belt needs replacing, and it needs a TON of cleaning. Thankfully it came with the original manual, so I have a diagram with all the mechanical insides labeled to work from. I did some research that suggests it’s from the late 1920s, so very likely still being used in wartime. Best part is, it was free! (And funnily enough made by the Free Sewing Machine Company).
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Edward

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Added the perfect compliment to my USAAF office today! I have been wanting to get a more appropriate office chair for my vintage 1940s WWII AAF office and I found the perfect one! I believe it to be a Stenographer Posture Chair and it has stenciled numbers and marked USAAF on it. weighs about 32 lbs. could be oak, birch or walnut... not sure. only marking on it is "Chair 315" on a metal plate.
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Edward

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Added two 1942 .50 Cal bullets to my collection. Paid $20 each. not a bad price I think...

-1942 .50 caliber blue tipped M1 incendiary. Headstamped LC 42. Lake City Army Ammunition Plant - Independence, Missouri. operated by Remington

-1942 black tipped M2 .50 caliber armor piercing bullet. Headstamped U 42. Utah Ordnance Plant, Salt Lake City, UT (The Utah Ordnance Plant manufactured 418,344,629 .50 Cal. rounds between February 1942 and December 31, 1943 operated by Remington)

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ausreenactor

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Our new rules dictate (and I use that word specifically) that whole must be drilled in the case for display. Regardless of whether the round is fired or has no primer fitted?
Live round has to be locked away. I like it yiur way!
 

Edward

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Our new rules dictate (and I use that word specifically) that whole must be drilled in the case for display. Regardless of whether the round is fired or has no primer fitted?
Live round has to be locked away. I like it yiur way!
I was kind of surprised he was able to get away with listing it and then actually mailing it. I'm sure he didn't say what it was :p he claimed they are live unfired rounds but I have no idea. I really didn't even care that it was a full whole as I just wanted a WWII dated shell. :D can I do like Bugs Bunny and hit it with a Hammer to see if its a dud? :D
 
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B-Man2

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Uhhhh.... give me a call before you do that Ed :D ;)
Now you need an API ( Armor piercing Incendiary ) and a Tracer round ( red tip).
The fighters carried both so the pilots could see the rounds going out with the tracer rounds and the API would show the impacts with a flash.
( I bet you already knew that);)
 
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