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Philip L

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Norman collected Japenese ID plate in WW2.
« on: 07 October 2023 07:23:15 am »

My father, Norman Lock (1924 - 2021) collected a Japanese ID plate during his time in the Royal British Navy, in WW2 (Between 1942 and 1946). The plate is only 6 by 4.5 centimeters, but a close-up smart phone camera photo has it coming out a large 2.80MB size. So, this photo is only about the top half due to the photo size restrictions on this site. 
A volunteer at the Australian War memorial was able to translate the plate for me.
Philip L

The data plate in your possession appears to have come from a Japanese ship. One of our volunteers is able to read older Japanese and he was able to translate it for you.
  艦橋速力通信器
    指示器
特許 第60265號 第110973號   
   第106557號 第11097號
型 [empty] 番號26668
 株式[trademark]会社
  東京計器製作所
  昭和14年12月
Translation:
  Bridge speed communication device
                        Indicator
Patents: No.60265 No. 110973
               No.106557 No. 11097
Tupe: [empty]   Serial no. 26668
         Co. [trademark] LTD
    Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho [Tokyo Instrument Manufacturing]
       December, Showa 14 [1939]
 Bridge speed communication device is a literal translation, what it means is the Engine order telegraph. The company Tokyo Keiki Seisakusho still exists today as Tokyo Keiki.
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Re: Norman collected Japenese ID plate in WW2.
« Reply #1 on: 22 October 2023 08:14:53 am »

I have a smaller photo of the ID Plate now.
Some information from the Yamato Museum about the ID plate.
Philip L


Bridge speed communication device indicator was equipped with many warships. 
Tokyo Keiki was a famous manufacture of them, and now manufanctures them for JMSDF. 
https://www.tokyokeiki.jp/e/

 
Yamato Museum


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Yamato Museum
5-20 Takaramachi, Kure city, Hiroshima
JAPAN
TEL +81-823-25-3047
FAX +81-823-25-3982
https://yamato-museum.com/
E-mail:kaizi@city.kure.lg.jp
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Re: Norman collected some other items (As well as Janpanese ID plate)
« Reply #2 on: 25 October 2023 09:54:02 am »

Photos of other items Norman collect during his time in the Royal Navy in WW2. Money (Notes), Food and drink dockets and Places visited.

Philip L
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Re: Norman collected or kept some conins during WW2
« Reply #3 on: 28 October 2023 09:03:48 am »

My father, Norman Lock, collected or kept a number of coins during his time in the Royal Navy in WW2. It is interesting from the point of view of the state of the world at that time and the British empire, as it is with the notes (Money) as well. 

I have photos of some of them.

1. Ceylon. Emperor of India (That appears to cover Ceylon).

2. I guess the one may be Egypt, as Norman was in Egypt but I do not know what it is. India. Republic of China.

3. Australia. East Africa. South Africa.

4Newfoundland. Canada.

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Re: Norman collected Souvenir photo cards, maps and photo post cards in WW2
« Reply #4 on: 14 November 2023 08:15:08 am »

My father, Norman Lock, collected Souvenir packets of photo cards, maps and photo post cards during WW2. Being a Royal navy sailor in WW2 was obviously very dangerous at times but Norman did get to see parts of the USA, Canada and a lot of the world. As can be seen from all these items he collected in WW2.

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