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Old 12th June 2017, 15:29
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#24 - Lock gate for the Panama Canal expansion.
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Old 12th June 2017, 17:13
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Old 13th June 2017, 23:22
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Anyone come across one of these ? What is it ?
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Old 13th June 2017, 23:27
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What's this Cop doing ?
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Old 14th June 2017, 00:19
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Some kind of dredger .... ?

At first I thought he was testing the bullet proofness of a helmet because I can't believe he's doing a finishing job on a failed execution ...
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Old 14th June 2017, 07:11
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Some kind of dredger .... ?

At first I thought he was testing the bullet proofness of a helmet because I can't believe he's doing a finishing job on a failed execution ...
Manual Dredger. I wonder how far they got before 'Tea & Tab nabs'. Testing bullet proof glass. I wonder if he got danger money for sitting behind it.
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Old 14th June 2017, 07:38
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I remember seeing a video of a man testing a bulletproof vest by being shot with a handgun at close range. Seemed an extremely dangerous way of testing the vest to me. I don't know that I'd trust anybody, no matter good a shot, to place the bullet exactly on the vest.
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Old 14th June 2017, 08:27
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Testing bullet proof glass. I wonder if he got danger money for sitting behind it.
I would be more worried about where the ricochets were going

.... The subject survived unscathed but the photographer was wounded
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Old 15th June 2017, 19:32
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I remember seeing a video of a man testing a bulletproof vest by being shot with a handgun at close range. Seemed an extremely dangerous way of testing the vest to me. I don't know that I'd trust anybody, no matter good a shot, to place the bullet exactly on the vest.
I used to visit a company that made stab vests for the Police. Yes, they were tested with various stabbing implements that might be used by "the man in the street."
(They also supplied helmets to the South African Army and Police. The ones for the officers had extra layers of reinforcement.)
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Old 20th February 2018, 16:57
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Do you recognise what this is ?
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#35 - Three drum admiralty boiler.
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Old 20th February 2018, 19:38
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#35 - Three drum admiralty boiler.
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Old 29th October 2018, 21:10
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Anyone seen one of these ? What is it ?
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Old 29th October 2018, 22:52
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It's the tankard your beer comes in when it's a Yorkshireman's turn to buy a round
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Old 30th October 2018, 08:55
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It's the tankard your beer comes in when it's a Yorkshireman's turn to buy a round
Not a tankard. But this Mug came in handy if you had the plague aboard.
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Old 30th October 2018, 13:49
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And you will need a long pole to get it going.
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Old 30th October 2018, 14:23
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It is a signal cannon I saw one in a pawn stars episode on the History channel. I think it is called a thunder bug. The expert who was called in to appraise the object said that it was used in the 18th. century to summon Quarantine officers etc. When a ship first entered a port and went to anchor. The reason for the small size was to save powder in other words you got more bang for your buck. I can not remember how much it was sold for but it was a good few bob.
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Old 30th October 2018, 14:38
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It is a signal cannon I saw one in a pawn stars episode on the History channel. I think it is called a thunder bug. The expert who was called in to appraise the object said that it was used in the 18th. century to summon Quarantine officers etc. When a ship first entered a port and went to anchor. The reason for the small size was to save powder in other words you got more bang for your buck. I can not remember how much it was sold for but it was a good few bob.
Correct. I think it was also known as a 'Thunder Mug'.
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Old 30th October 2018, 15:01
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Only a Yorkshireman could think of blowing your beer straight into your face in order to avoid paying for the round ….

(Don't get me wrong, not that they're any better in Lancashire. )


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Old 30th October 2018, 15:28
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Correct. I think it was also known as a 'Thunder Mug'.
You are correct it's the american accent to a cockney's ears It sounded like bug but the appraiser said mug.'The yank's should learn how to speak the proper English' LOL
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Old 30th October 2018, 16:50
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It's the tankard your beer comes in when it's a Yorkshireman's turn to buy a round …
I am glad you said "turn", we don't buy rounds.

See all, hear all, say nowt
Eat all, sup all, pay nowt,
And if ever tha does owt for nowt
Allus do it for thi sen.
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Old 30th October 2018, 20:40
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"Appen."

(My impression of a Yorkshireman. Albeit a bit brief I'll admit. (Whatever way you look at it it's better than my Geordie impression.))
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Old 30th October 2018, 22:13
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"Appen."

(My impression of a Yorkshireman. Albeit a bit brief I'll admit. (Whatever way you look at it it's better than my Geordie impression.))
Tha's reet.

Say nowt.
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Old 31st October 2018, 21:36
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What are we looking at here ? Can you name the Ship ? >
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Old 3rd November 2018, 08:56
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What are we looking at here ? Can you name the Ship ? >
Clue > Battle of Kolombangara.
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