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WW1 KEY FOR OPENING AMMUNITION BOXES.
This tool was used for opening ammunition boxes or powder cases, this was originally thought to be a fuze setting tool. Thanks to the commenter's who corrected this error .
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- I agree, it's a key for opening powder cases/ammunition boxes. There is one in my collection.
.......... Peter Ritchey, Brisbane Australia, 14th of May 2014
- I recently stumbled upon your interesting web site and noticed this picture. I am not familiar with any such tool for the purpose of fuze setting. It does look remarkably like a key for a metal lined powder case of 19th century vintage. I have a photo of a 'sealed patent' of the powder case key which I will e-mail for comparison if you send me a suitable e-mail address. I also note that the correct spelling is fuze - fuse is an electrical safety item! Regards, Jim
.......... Jim Reid, Salisbury Wilts, 30th of November 2010