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A RARE WWI 1915 DATED PLUNGER DENONATOR
A GOOD CONDITION WORKING EXAMPLE OF THE BRITISH ARMY PLUNGER DETONATOR MKV* MADE BY REID BROTHERS ENGINEERS LTD FROM 12 WHARF RD CITY RD LONDON THE LID IS STAMPED WITH A SMALL ARROW WITH MKV* THE CONNECTING POSTS HAVE THE ORIGINAL NUTS AND STOPPERS AND CONTAINED IN THE LID IS THE CARRYING STRAP FOR THE SIDE BUCKLES WHICH IS UNMARKED .
THESE DETONATORS WHERE USED BY THE ROYAL ENGINEERS TUNNELLERS IN THE 1ST WORLD WAR TO BLOW GROUND MINES UP BENEATH THE GERMAN LINES .