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Spring markings

Discussion in 'Carriage & Wagon M.I.C.' started by Ploughman, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Ploughman

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    As part of the restoration of our Weltrol. We have split one of the Bogies apart, just about totally.
    This to enable removal and a repair / renewal of the spring base plate.
    This has released the 2 nested coil springs.
    On one of these springs is the Marking -
    LNE MAR IBBOTSON 1939
    From this I would infer LNE = LNER
    MAR - No idea
    Ibbotson = Manufacturer?
    https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Ibbotson_Brothers_and_Co
    http://www.calmview.eu/SheffieldArchives/CalmView/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=MD8197
    1939 = date of manufacture.

    Can anyone suggest an explanation of MAR?



    East springs released.jpg
     
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    Not clear from photo, are you sure it's not MFR (manufacturer)?
     
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    Was there a wagon works at MARch?
     
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    I wonder, looking at the photograph, if the last letter in that group is an F rather than an R.

    Not sure what MAF might be though, other than the previous one of Manufaturer.
     
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    Or maybe, two separate stampings.

    LNE. IBBOTSON by the manufacturer


    followed by installation date MAR 1939 by the wagon works

    But a badly planned stamping so had to squeeze the MARch in the only space left?
     
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    It is MAR new photo taken today.
     

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    My money is on @Wenlock 's explanation.
     

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