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Magneto switch box & Oil Pressure gauge - Need help identifying aircraft

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#1 AusA380



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:21 AM



I recently went to a militaria swapmeet and picked up an oil pressure gauge and a magneto switch box from an aircraft. I'm not sure which aircraft they are from and i'm hoping people on here could give me some information.


From what i've seen on the internet, the magneto box appears to be from a British aircraft. The Spitfire has a similar box, but the toggle switches are different from what I have. The Lancaster toggle switches appear similar to what I have.


I'm unable to find any information on the oil pressure gauge. It has the text 'Mk VIII C No. 5064' and 'J. Tomey & Sons B'Ham' printed on the face of the gauge. Mk VIII C is a Spitfire variation, but i'm unable to find a photo of a Spitfire cockpit with this gauge. 


Any information would be appreciated.



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Posted 09 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

Try the Key publishing forum. There are a lot parts collectors posting there.

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 01:01 PM

A/c instruments are generally are used on many a/c. I worked for Sperry for a few years and the instrument I worked on was for the SeaKing and CF-5. We never knew what a/c the instrument came out of and what a/c it would be put back into.


The Mag switch has 'AUST' so would say is an Australian switch.


The Mk VIII C No. 5064 could be the model number of the instrument, not what a/c the instrument was used in.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:51 AM

Vielen Dank für das Teilen der ausgezeichneten Informationen Great Job halten die gute Arbeit

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