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Steve in Bed
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    Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 5:34pm
This arrived during the week. A complete (unused?)Kent-type sprayer - government issue. It includes a parts list which confirms that all parts/spares are included and except for the cup leather (installed) are still in unopened packets. Even the shoulder strap webbing is still tied up with string.

The only things missing appear to be the wooden packing case it will have come in and instructions. I may have to make up a packing case so I can keep all the bits together.

This is probably a sprayer I will not polish up.

The spares are still sealed in their plastic packs, the spanners are in their waxed paper and the funnel and sieve are still heavily greased.












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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 10:06pm
Wow! What a great find! with tools and spares, excellent....
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Quote Charlie Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 7:48am
Looking at those packages and the item descriptions they would appear to be very similar to those used for MoD vehicle parts.
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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 10:01am
Great find Steve, well done

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 9:44pm
I noticed one major difference from my Kent models, the gauge is recessed into the tank, this was probably to protect it...



My Four Oaks Kent and below a catalogue illustration...

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Quote pmackellow Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 9:45pm
Where have I seen that one before Mr Haggle ??   

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Quote will_haggle Replybullet Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 11:22pm
At Crowborough, last seen at Ardingly getting into a Transit bound for Wiltshire! I've got another one that I got at Old Sodbury sortout at Newbury...
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