Question on Canadian shell marking


#1

Hello,

I have a canadian shell which has a symbol which I cannot identify. The symbol looks like 2 concentric circles which have a 90degrees opening and in the middle of the circles is the letter s. Does anybody know the meaning of this symbol?

Thanks,

Jf


#2

What kind of shell this is would give you a much faster answer.
A description and a photo would work even better.

And then the rest of us could learn something too.
I am curious now.

Glenn


#3

jf

What Stonewall said. We need more info.

“2 concentric circles which have a 90degrees opening” sorta sounds like two letter
cees, one inside the other?

Ray


#4

The shell case will almost certainly be an 18 Pdr, and two concentric "C"s are the trade mark of the Canadian Cartridge Company of Hamilton, Ontario, a well known WWI manufacturer. I am not sure about the “S” without seeing a picture of the mark.

Regards
TonyE


#5

Hello,

You can find some photo’s of the shell at jef.brockhoven.be/357/.

Regards,

Jf