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game guard

game guards

Initial Reference:
Post Office Technical Instruction XIII (1928)

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Cylindrical cork with longitudinal slot to the centre, 3 inch long by 1 1/4 inch diameter - three slot sizes to suit different weights of wire. Fitted along lengths to make wires more noticeable to game and pigeons. Also fitted near poles on fire-alarm circuits as a reminder to engineers, in which case they were painted red.


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