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Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« on: December 15, 2016, 12:50:40 PM »
Hello there just joined this forum to try and help a friend of mine whose late husband was an avid collector of Vulcan memorabilia, one of the items in his collection we are not sure whether it has come from a Vulcan bomber or a Concorde (another of his great loves). I attach some photographs but basically it is a grey metal nut  with recessed threading approximately 4" across with the wording "See service notes for adjustment of this nut" in red lettering on a black back ground.
Many thanks in advance for any assistance that can be given
Nick in Bristol

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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2016, 01:13:13 PM »
Looks like a wheel nut, but Sam is the man to identify for sure!

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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2016, 01:45:16 PM »
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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2016, 06:21:45 PM »
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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2016, 10:49:49 PM »
Hi Nick.

Welcome to the forum.

What you have there is a mainwheel nut.

We just changed the eight that were fitted for the last few years of flight as when we cleared out Hinckley stores a huge stock of brand new ones were found.

Some of them will fit straight on but a few brand new ones were rejected as they were too tight.

All of the ones we removed are meant to be put on e-bay though I've only seen one on there so far...

Yours looks to be in fairly good condition, is there any paperwork with it to tell you where it came from?

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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2016, 07:46:58 AM »
Hello Nick, welcome!
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Re: Help to identify an item that I believe comes from a Vulcan
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2016, 05:00:31 PM »
Sam many thanks for the response and unfortunately there is no paperwork to show where it came from but I know that the late John King was an avid Vulcan fan and had numerous models as well as a few bits and pieces that we were not sure of their provenance, this solves one of those mysteries so thanks for that, I suspect that this will end up on Ebay to generate funds for his widow but appreciate you getting back to me with coinfirmation. I have checked and there are no numbers or anything on the nut and even the rubber seal is intact so yes in very good condition considering.
Best regards - Nick in Bristol