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Four Oaks Government Issue Sprayer - 1957

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Topic: Four Oaks Government Issue Sprayer - 1957
Posted By: Steve in Bed
Subject: Four Oaks Government Issue Sprayer - 1957
Date 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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...in my Shed in Bedford



Replies:
Posted By: will_haggle
Date Posted: 12 Oct 2013 at 10:06pm
Wow! What a great find! with tools and spares, excellent....

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6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
Calne, North Wiltshire...


Posted By: Charlie
Date 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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'Don't force it! Get a bigger hammer'


Posted By: pmackellow
Date Posted: 13 Oct 2013 at 10:01am
Great find Steve, well done



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Collector of Tarpen, Wheelhorse, International Cub Cadet, Landmaster, Cooper Stewart, Farmfitters, Jobber, Jalo, Ro-lo, Sisis and literature


Posted By: will_haggle
Date 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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6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
Calne, North Wiltshire...


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



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Collector of Tarpen, Wheelhorse, International Cub Cadet, Landmaster, Cooper Stewart, Farmfitters, Jobber, Jalo, Ro-lo, Sisis and literature


Posted By: will_haggle
Date 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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6 months ago I couldn't even spell engineer - now I are one
Calne, North Wiltshire...



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