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  • Germantown, MD
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tomsantiquesetcetera replied to M Powell's discussion Japanese mystery box, possibly ww2, cryptology related? in the group Whadja Find Today
"That which is deleted:  Hard to say what was deleted.  I do know that everything made in Japan belongs to the Emperor and is marked with a chrysanthemum flower which denotes ownership. Following WW II to save face items bearing the…"
May 16, 2015
tomsantiquesetcetera replied to M Powell's discussion Japanese mystery box, possibly ww2, cryptology related? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I think I figured out what you have. First of all they pre-date WW II by 10 years (1920-30). Secondly they are for Short Wave Radios; they are Receivers of different wattage (frequencies) which plug into the Radio and allow the listener to change…"
May 15, 2015
M Powell replied to M Powell's discussion Japanese mystery box, possibly ww2, cryptology related? in the group Whadja Find Today
"I just got translations for pictures. engraved plate on top of the box: No 丸一式短受信機 (Maruichi Style Short Wave Receiver) 昭和XXX年XXX月 Showa year month (Showa is a Japanese year period , year and month are deleted, probably due to war time…"
May 14, 2015
M Powell added a discussion to the group Japanese Antique Collectors on I Antique Online
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Japanese mystery box - repost from whadya find - need expert

This hinged box comes from my parents/grandparents basement. It is approx 18"x18"x10"h. On the outside is a small brass plate with Japanese writing on it.. There are two small hooks on either side to keep the case closed. Opening the case, you see it has been designed to hold twelve wooden blocks with metal prongs, and the prongs fit into holes drilled into the case. (photo attached) It appears that the boxes have been assembled using screws, and I can only imagine what is inside them. Each…See More
May 13, 2015
M Powell joined Greg Bledsoe's group
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Japanese Antique Collectors on I Antique Online

Do you collect Japanese antiques? If so, this is the place to talk about this interesting hobby & to post your photos of interesting finds!See More
May 13, 2015
M Powell added a discussion to the group Whadja Find Today
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Japanese mystery box, possibly ww2, cryptology related?

This hinged box comes from my parents/grandparents basement. It is approx 18"x18"x10"h. On the outside is a small brass plate with Japanese writing on it. (photo attached). There are two small hooks on either side to keep the case closed. Opening the case, you see it has been designed to hold twelve wooden blocks with metal prongs, and the prongs fit into holes drilled into the case. (photo attached) It appears that the boxes have been assembled using screws, and I can only imagine what is…See More
May 13, 2015
M Powell joined C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk's group
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Whadja Find Today

The group that will help you figure out what you found, inherited, acquired. Thousands of members assist you with identification and evaluation of antiques, collectibles, art.  See More
May 13, 2015
M Powell is now a member of I Antique Online
May 12, 2015

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