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62* Tresidder (Captain Tolmie John, circa 1851-1931). The Laws of High-Speed Punching, with Particular Reference to the Perforation of Armour by Projectiles, by Captain T.J. Tresidder, CMG (late Royal Engineers), Introducing a New Law of Dynamics and a Formula for Calculating the Velocity Remaining to a Projectile after Perforating an Armour-Plate, circa 1920, 108 pages original typescript including footnotes at rear, manuscript corrections and some diagrams, all in the author’s hand, typed to rectos only with Captain Tresidder’s name and address wetstamp to blank versos, title-page spotted and dust-soiled, some old damp staining to lower part of final leaves with minor fraying to extremities, punch hole and treasury tag to upper left corner, folio (33 x 20cm), contained in a contemporary wooden box with sliding lid, together with a partially-completed notebook kept by Captain Tresidder of scientific notes and articles, some pen and ink and watercolour diagrams, printed adverts and insertions, approximately 62 pages plus tab index at front, remaining leaves at rear left blank, all edges gilt, contemporary calf with brass clasp, heavily rubbed, small 4to Captain Tolmie John Tresidder, CMG, was a director of John Brown & Co., Limited, and an authority on armour and projectiles. This particular paper seems to have been well-reviewed in The Engineer and other journals in late 1920. (2) £100 - £150

63* WWI & WWII Ephemera. A mixed collection of booklets including Hand-Book of the Lewis Machine Gun (Airplane Type) Model 1918-18 Caliber [sic] .30, published by Savage Arms Corporation, New York, with fold-out diagram (torn), plus Carrier Pigeons in War published March 1918, WWI period S.O. Book 135 notebook with pencil diagrams and text for munitions, Driver’s Handbook for Motor Cycle Solo 350 cc O.H.V. Matchless Model 41G.3.L inscribed with owners name (2nd Lt Farncombe 2/7th Bn, The Middlesex Regiment), various Military Training Pamphlets c.1941-45 etc

61* Tank Corps. A small collection of items relating to 2nd Lieutenant Eric Coleman, Norfolk Regiment Later Tank Corps who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele, comprising a large black and white portrait photograph of 2nd Lieutenant Coleman presented in a period glazed frame with accompanying Tank Corps cloth badge and inscribed ‘2/Lt Eric Coleman. Norfolk Regiment, Tank Corps. Killed in Action 31st July 1917.’, frame size 56.5 x 45cm together with a Norfolk Regiment field service side cap and another for home service, each with regimemtal badge and buttons plus a related regimental enamel and sweetheart badge

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£100 - £150

2nd Lieutenant Eric Coleman was the son of the Late Captain Coleman and Mrs George Drury Coleman, he was a native of Acle in Norfolk but resided in Wakefield. He initially served on the Western Front with 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment but was then attached to the Machine Gun Corps serving with the Tank Corps. Coleman was killed in action during the first day of the Battle of Passchendale (31 July 1917). According to his family his tank became stuck and he got out to assess the terrain and he and his tank were hit by an enemy artillery shell. Coleman is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate Memorial), Belgium (4) £150 - £200

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Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res

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Military, Aviation & Transport History | 16 May 2019 | High Res