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Old 25th October 2019, 13:20
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One item I always remembered as being a requirement in the radio room spares was a 'Half pound bull pane hammer'!
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Old 25th October 2019, 15:47
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Don't forget the contact burnisher and the smooth file.
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Old 25th October 2019, 16:15
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That explains it, but not why they all seemed to be made in the USSR ?
Hard to believe if the Oceanspan oscillator valve type EF50 had not arrived early 1941 in the UK from Philips Eindhoven by lorry in their thousands including the machinery and wherewithal to manufacture them Britain's radar development would have ceased there and then to catastrophic consequences on WW2's outcome.
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Old 25th October 2019, 16:17
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One item I always remembered as being a requirement in the radio room spares was a 'Half pound bull pane hammer'!
Moulder, There was an old joke in Brocklebanks that this item's inclusion was credited to W H Bailey the Chief Brocklebank Radio Superintendent. He was in post from 1922, and I remember being interviewed by him when I applied to Brocklebanks in late 1951. Regards, Roger
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Old 25th October 2019, 19:33
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One item I always remembered as being a requirement in the radio room spares was a 'Half pound bull pane hammer'!
Is that an eight ounce ball peen, or even ball pein?
I know you chaps are not actual muckanical injuneers but bull pane? what is that?
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Just the right size pene to hit the morse key with when frustrated ?
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Old 26th October 2019, 10:29
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Is that an eight ounce ball peen, or even ball pein?
I know you chaps are not actual muckanical injuneers but bull pane? what is that?
Malcolm, I just assumed it was a typo - there are plenty on this site! Did not feel the need to comment on this one.
At 86 I have created a few myself no doubt, as eyesight deteriorates.
Yes it is a ball pen hammer, happy now? Cheers, Roger
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Old 26th October 2019, 12:34
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Malcolm, I just assumed it was a typo - there are plenty on this site! Did not feel the need to comment on this one.
At 86 I have created a few myself no doubt, as eyesight deteriorates.
Yes it is a ball pen hammer, happy now? Cheers, Roger
Apologies if my attempted humour failed to hit the mark.

Ball pen hammer, I like it! - now that would be for hitting what some folk annoyingly call a Biro, would it?

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Old 26th October 2019, 12:58
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Better that than some accessory to a bizarre chastity device.
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Old 26th October 2019, 14:21
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Apologies if my attempted humour failed to hit the mark.

Ball pen hammer, I like it! - now that would be for hitting what some folk annoyingly call a Biro, would it?

Have a nice day.

Malcolm, Thanks. Guess in my day they missed the I in pein! Who typed our list obviously had the dreaded shakes. Best wishes, Roger
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There was a "Spare" in the wireless cabin of every ship I sailed on.
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perhaps, slight overstatement serang
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Perhaps indeed.
Why are they convulsed over a ball pein hammer when they let Mr and Mrs GMDSS take a wrecking ball to the Radio Room>
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Old 27th October 2019, 12:00
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All same diminishing "oilies" engine room numbers to advancing technology.
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It probably was a ball pain hammer until the plumbers got to describe it in writing.
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In fairness we're not great at writing but we can always draw a wee diagram.
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Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the peinng/peaning / piening
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Old 27th October 2019, 22:10
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Quite right Bob! This is what the SOED has to say about it:

pein noun var. of peen noun.

peen noun. Also pein. L17.
[ORIGIN Origin uncertain: cf. peen verb, pane noun².]
The end of a hammer head opposite to the face, esp. when sharp.

peen verb trans. E16.
[ORIGIN App. of Norse origin: cf. Swedish dial. pena, päne, Danish dial. pene, paene, Norwegian dial. penna, paenna.]
Beat thin with a hammer, hammer out; strike with the peen of a hammer.

I'm now beginning to wish I hadn't commented on it....
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Quite right Bob! This is what the SOED has to say about it:



I'm now beginning to wish I hadn't commented on it....
To finally hammer this matter out ,
We also have the Cross Pein and the line pein hammers with chisel style head fore and aft or athwartships as used by tinsmiths, panel beaters etc .
Could be used for chopping wires in the wireless room if no side cutters in the kit.
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Really, it's a ball hammer , the knob does the peinng/peaning / piening
A Spare and a Knob in the radio room, sounds about right.
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A Spare and a Knob in the radio room, sounds about right.
ES, such envy of those who enjoyed the best job aboard! But you shouldn't have let that envy make you so bitter.
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Old 28th October 2019, 10:08
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Old 28th October 2019, 12:12
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Best job aboard. I will pretend to be with you on that Ron but only because ES and Bob are just outside the tent peining in.

(It really was much, much more fun doing elecktrickery shipwide, and no fkg crew lists to type either).
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Old 28th October 2019, 14:09
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Six years at sea and never, ever, typed a crew list or any other document for the ship, Master or shipowners. Any and all clerical work performed by me aboard ship was for my employer, Marconi Marine and in pursuance of operating a radio station.

If you abhorred the work of a ship's writer, you should have chosen your employer more carefully, David. Signs off with a smug smirk.
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Old 28th October 2019, 17:57
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I went where my employer sent me, Ron. Marconi Marine - perhaps Stan dispatched only his best boys to where they could get clerical bloody bonuses.
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