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08-22-2012 10:52 PM
JoeDiver
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

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Originally Posted by captflood View Post
....could it be from World War 11 arcraft returning to base ? ....
World War eleven?

You came back to the past, from the distant future, to ask us about something that hasn't happened yet?
08-22-2012 07:08 PM
Swellchaster
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

Thanks for the replies. It was found on a rocky beach on Nootka Island, right at Bajo Point (An thousand year old Indian Village). This is a pretty remote island (float plane or boat in only) but with tons of history. There was no wreckage found in the area. I found it in an area with large boulders that is exposed on lower tides. The islands coast has many shallow reefs and open ocean surf. Very beautiful place.
08-22-2012 05:07 PM
bljones
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

I don't know what it is, but I know it's not a sneaker-clad foot, the most common form of beach trash in BC.
08-22-2012 04:41 PM
captflood
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

GREETINGS EARTHLINGS; Was there any aircraft downed near that area looks as it has been in the water for a while could it be from World War 11 arcraft returning to base ? AS ALWAYS GO SAFE.
08-22-2012 04:27 PM
scratchee
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

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Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor View Post
...then at 7 PM the fugglewart caved in and he said Fella's its been good to know ya'.....
Tragic. For want of a fugglewart was she lost in the icey Gitche Gumee.
08-22-2012 03:36 PM
SlowButSteady
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Clearly what you found is a steering benson. See that pin, the Finnigan pin? That would be attached to the fugglewart for the ap.
That's odd. I thought that steering bensons were always right-handed, whereas this thing is obviously left-handed (note the placement of the Finnigan pin --- unless I'm looking at it upside-down?). But, if anyone would know it would be Bob.

EDIT:
Wait a minute! My nephew, just back from his week in the wilds of Big Bear Lake with the Boy Scouts, tells me it's a "Left-handed Smoke-shifter".
08-22-2012 03:08 PM
PorFin
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

Swell,

What you're holding there is a piece weathered of aluminum scrap.

As to what it may have been in a previous life, I've got no clue. I do, though, wish you luck on a getting an answer -- I too love these little mysteries that life throws at you now and again.
08-22-2012 02:55 PM
urbanhermit
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

Trade you my Ex for it?
08-22-2012 01:55 PM
ShoalFinder
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

It looks like it has one electrical stuffing tube and next to it is a pressure fitting for a line (square head with pipe thread). A burner cover from a boiler? Access to the supercharger on a big diesel? Access to the tubes on a heat exchanger?

Just SWAGs. Somebody on here will know.
08-22-2012 01:52 PM
PalmettoSailor
Re: Please help me identify this piece of beach treasure

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Originally Posted by bobperry View Post
Clearly what you found is a steering benson. See that pin, the Finnigan pin? That would be attached to the fugglewart for the ap.
...then at 7 PM the fugglewart caved in and he said Fella's its been good to know ya'.....
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