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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Sat May 11, 2013 8:54 am

I came across this shovel which has a couple of features that I had never encountered before...
Would like some input on production timeframe and use...

When I found it, it was covered in several layers of red paint over black, no OD was found while removing the paint...

Marked 2 over HEAT TREATED over D 5
Handle is marked: PIQUA.OHIO U.S.A. which google tells me was the home of the WOOD Shovel & Tool Co
Handle is reinforced on both sides where the blade is attached
Handle end has a metal tip visible on the open blade end

All info appreciated... Thanks

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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Mon May 13, 2013 10:35 am

Here's another official reference to the shovels...

Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM3-4, List of items for issue to troops, miscellaneous organizational equipment (dated 1945)

Shovel is listed on page §&7: Shovel, General Purpose, D-Handle, Strap Back, Round Point, N°2 StockNr 41-S-3170

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John Wood M3A4 17564 (1943)
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BSA Mark V* T136102 (1944)
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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Mon May 13, 2013 10:42 am

john barton wrote:Image
Here's an axe from my collection bearing the Stock Number 41-A-1277...

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Note how there's a difference between this one and the Axe, Camp also shown on page 1 of the manual referred to in the previous post...

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So from what John posted before, this would be the correct one for the Jeep... But how about the Camp Axe???

My axe is proof that sometimes tools were marked with the stocknumber... So how about shovels? Has anyone come across a N°2 shovel with stock number?
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Huffman D50546 (1942)
Westfield Columbia MG138969 & MG140418 (1943)
HD 42WLA31854 (1943)
Ford GPW272xxx (1945)
Bantam T3 56433(Est) (1945)
John Wood M3A4 17564 (1943)
Johnston Lawn Mower Co RL35-A 1255 (1944)
BSA Mark V* T136102 (1944)
The Liberator

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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Added this one to the collection last week...

Only markings are JONES 2

Shovel fits the 'Flea Market' test...

Someone told me this could be Canadian production??!!

Any ideas??? Thanks

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Huffman D50546 (1942)
Westfield Columbia MG138969 & MG140418 (1943)
HD 42WLA31854 (1943)
Ford GPW272xxx (1945)
Bantam T3 56433(Est) (1945)
John Wood M3A4 17564 (1943)
Johnston Lawn Mower Co RL35-A 1255 (1944)
BSA Mark V* T136102 (1944)
The Liberator

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Post by Johan WILLAERT » Fri May 02, 2014 5:54 am

Johan WILLAERT wrote:Just bumping this excellent topic back to the top with this early U.S.E.D. shovel which I received as a Christmas gift from a collector friend...
Metal seems to be bronze or something like that
No maker marks, only I and 4 on the cast grip....

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Believe the GI on the right in this picture has one of these U.S.E.D. marked shovels...

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HD 42WLA31854 (1943)
Ford GPW272xxx (1945)
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John Wood M3A4 17564 (1943)
Johnston Lawn Mower Co RL35-A 1255 (1944)
BSA Mark V* T136102 (1944)
The Liberator


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Post by Marty, SoCal » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:42 am

I found this picture for sale on epay, it has a good picture of a shovel in use in the Desert Training center,1942:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201159838245
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Post by ww11models » Fri May 29, 2015 4:11 am

Mmmmmmm! I should take a look at what's on my Jeep they look real old cheers
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Post by bpinkerton » Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:14 pm

Great stuff helped in securing the right shovel for my Jeep!

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Post by Roger » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:03 pm

It appears that we have lost John Barton's images. At least on my browser. Wish I had copied them.

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Post by Jon » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 pm

Thankfully, John's images were saved...........with his permission......

http://jeepdraw.com/John_Barton1_Shovels.html

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Post by Roger » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:49 am

There ya go! Thanks Jon!

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