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Is this WW2 technology? And what is it?

Discussion in 'Weapons & Technology in WWII' started by vikixc, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. vikixc

    vikixc New Member

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    Hi I am new here.

    My brother went out today on a bike ride and found this: http://i.imgur.com/jPyS8kF.jpg

    He sent it me because I know a fair amount about history but only vaguely about the WW2 era

    I have no idea what it is. :confused:

    It looks like a WW2 thing, that's why I am here because I guess you know more than I. If it wasn't anything important the council would have definitely gotten rid of it by now, they like destroying things in my city.

    I don't think it's a phone box.

    Maybe an air raid siren control box (though I doubt it)

    Maybe a telephone exchange circuit?

    That circular thing reminds me of an old electric meter.


    PS. Sorry I can't upload the file on here the file is too large.


    Please help, I need to know what it is or it will bother me :D
     
  2. SDP

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    Looks reminiscent of a water level gauge. Was it located over a river or drain or something similar? The main clues will be on the name plate about three parts of the way down on the right hand side: could be manufacturers name etc.
     
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    vikixc New Member

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    It's located by a road, next to it is a park and on the park there is a brook. I think you are probably right :)

    Oh my brother said it had "gallon" written on it, so yes It is probably water related.

    There's me hoping for something amazing :D
     
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    If it's a water level gauge it would be directly over or very close to the water source.

    What does it say on the name plate/label?
     
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    The plate should have a type/serial number and maker.
     

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