These clips are those, which will not accept the thick-rimmed “Roumanian” cartridge.
The words relate to the images according to the column and number (from the top downwards):
- Lacquered steel marked 25B and with a 4mm diameter hole punched through the base - Netherlands. Left column, 1.
- Lacquered steel marked 35B - Netherlands. Left column, 2.
- Lacquered steel marked 37B - Netherlands. Left column, 3.
- Lacquered steel marked 39B - Netherlands. Left column, 4.
- Lacquered steel marked 40 B D T - Unknown. Left column, 5
- Lacquered steel marked 18 K - Possibly Kynoch 1918? Right column, 1.
- Tinned steel marked 09 A - Unknown. Right column, 2.
- Tinned steel marked X - Unknown. Right column, 3.
- Bright nickel-plated, unmarked – Unknown. Right column, 4.
- Tinned steel marked GR (intertwined and circled) – George Roth, complete with Roth wood bulleted blanks. Not illustrated.
Typical Dutch made clips are marked with the last two digits of the year of manufacture plus a letter (e.g. B) to indicate the steel lot. But has anyone seen any other letters, mine are all B?
Why does the 25B clip have an additional 4mm hole through the base, it must have some meaning?
The 40 B D T clip looks exactly like any lacquered Dutch clip except for the additional letters “DT” at the opposite end to the 40B. What do these letters signify?
The bright nickeled unmarked clips are fairly common which makes me wonder if they are an after-market commercial variant, can anyone confirm this or offer a better theory please?
These are the only examples in my collection. Comments on the above are welcome, especially corrections or additions such as manufacturers where I haven’t shown them above.