Hi All, I work for a museum service in the UK and we are in the process of trying to identify a number of items and this is one of them. Unfortunately military related ephemera is not the focus of the collection, and therefore I have been carrying out some internet research. I came across this forum, and I was really hoping that someone might be able to us out please.
Unfortunately we don’t have much to go on at the moment apart from it was likely made in a local steel works and munitions factory called Kryn and Lahy in Letchworth Garden City. Possibly during WW1 or WW2
It measures: Height: 10 inches (25cm) / Diameter of top: 2.36 inches (6cm) / Diameter of base: 2.95 inches (7.5cm)
The copper band is 0.59 inches (1.5cm)
Stamped into the side is E [in a square] A T 3 8 8 and there are some markings stamped into the top: II E No1
We would really appreciate any general information about it, but a confirmation on whether it is in fact a shell at all would be must useful.
Please let me know if you need any additional information, and thanks again.