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    Default Re: What is a micrometer useful for?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    How do you identify it as ex military?
    The symbol with the U and the arrow in it was on all military equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul#25 View Post
    The symbol with the U and the arrow in it was on all military equipment.
    Thanks, that might explain why it looks like it's been through hell and back, what does the U and arrow symbols represent?

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    There are various markings for the different Commonwealth countries.

    That arrow is called "The king Broad Arrow". As wikipedia say:

    "The Office of Ordnance was created by Henry VIII in 1544.
    It became the Board of Ordnance in 1597, its principal duties being to supply guns, ammunition, stores and equipment to the King's Navy.
    The Office and Board used the broad arrow to signify at first objects purchased from the monarch's money and later to indicate government property since at least the 17th century. The introduction of this symbol is attributed to Sir Philip Sidney, Joint Master of the Ordnance in 1585/6, since the pheon appears in the arms of the Sidney family.
    The broad arrow frequently appeared on military boxes and equipment such as canteens, bayonets and rifles, as well as the British prison uniform from the 1870s, and even earlier, that of transportees in British penal colonies such as Australia.

    The broad arrow marks were also used byCommonwealth countries on their ordnance.
    With the demise of the Board in 1855, the War Department and today's Ministry of Defencecontinued to use the mark.



    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-that...arrows-on-them

    http://wilkinsonfscollection.com/wil..._Markings.html

    Historically, the Broad Arrow as it's called goes back to English Heraldry and was later used for items purchased with the King's money, ie Government property.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_...nment_property
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    There are various markings for the different Commonwealth countries.


    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-it-that...arrows-on-them

    http://wilkinsonfscollection.com/wil..._Markings.html

    Historically, the Broad Arrow as it's called goes back to English Heraldry and was later used for items purchased with the King's money, ie Government property.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad_...nment_property
    Thanks, interesting, does Sa still use that mark on modern military equipment?

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