Object Title

Cartridge case

Cartridge case

Date

1944

Object Number

XVIII.850

Provenance

Presented 27 March 2003

Physical Description

Formerly a 25 pounder brass cartridge case but cut 23 mm above the base to form an ash tray. Inside and above the fuze a brass disk of 32 mm diameter has been affixed and embossed with letters RA for Royal Artillery. Manufactured by the Royal Laboratory.

Dimensions

Dimensions: height 23 mm, base diameter 104 mm Weight: 834 g

Inscriptions and Marks

On cartridge base. '25PR II RLB V C.F. 1944 80E LOT 228' On fuze. 'I III JL K A 859B KBY 10 44 O'

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Transferred from XXIII.284 because this was originally entered under the wrong class number