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    Default Wadkin CK Radial Arm Saw

    This arrived at my place yesterday.

    CK 3.jpg CK 2.jpg

    I first saw the saw back in April. When I went to look at two other Wadkin CK saws the seller had listed.

    CK 0.jpg My photo, taken in April.

    It's been listed off and on since then.

    CK 1.jpg Sellers photo.

    Radio alarm saws just don't sell over here. A month ago there were six listed, 5 CKs and a CC. Woodlogic bought the CC. The CK seller was threatening to scrap the saws. I looked at this one and thought just the tags were worth the $50 asking price (I priced a reproduction cast Wadkin tag and the local brass foundry quoted me over $300 each for ~5). Unfortunately these tags are brass plate, not cast. A work associate was travelling to Christchurch (where the three saws were located) with his ute. He was prepared to bring the saw back. It was a no brainer...


    CK 4.jpg CK 5.jpg

    Interesting to note that one tag is "Wadkin & Co." while the other is "Wadkin Ltd". The change was made ~1936, so I guess that dates the machine to 1936, give or take a year. The 1936 Wadkin catalogue (available on the Vintage Machinery website) generally just says "Wadkin", but one page mentions "Wadkin Ltd." - while all the tags that are clear enough to read say "Wadkin & Co.". Old artwork I guess.

    The same cattledog shows an almost identical version of the CK.

    CK 10.jpg The main vertical frame members are closer together - otherwise it's identical.

    Note the crank handle at the top of the column - like a PK (and other) saw's crown guard adjuster.

    CK 6.jpg CK 13.jpg

    Later CK saws have a handwheel located in such a position that it's not necessary to go around the back of the saw to adjuster the blade height.

    For angled horizontal cuts the entire vertical column pivots in the top of the casting (at bench height). There are presets for common angles. Likewise the saw can do vertically angled cuts by means of rotating the horizontal rail. Unlike later models, this early CK does not have angles marked to degrees.

    CK 9.jpg Here you can see the preset notches, and lever at the bottom of the photo.

    I love the hollow castings. I bet that was a huge core for the molders to maneuver.

    CK 8.jpg

    There are two brackets on the front leg. I suspect they were to mount the Brookhirst Ltd. switchgear. Wadkin started casting switchgear cabinets into their machine frames about 1937-38.

    CK 7.jpg CK 12.jpg CK 11.jpg The two cattledog cuts show "Brookhirst "switchgear cabinets mounted on an RD buzzer and an SO saw.

    Incidentally, the cast frame on this saw is cast-iron. At least some post-war CK saws had cast aluminium frames.

    The motor and carriage are also in my garage.

    I bought the saw for the tags and a few other spare parts such as knobs and handles (and I wondered if the cast frame might make a suitable grinder stand or sharpening station). However, it is complete and the blade spins freely and without wobble. The two front carriage slider bearings turn freely - if the two back ones are also in good nick, and if the motor runs, I might just throw the machine back together and use it for a while. Unfortunately garage space is at a premium (see 1st two photos) - and I've got two more machines coming .

    Cheers, Vann.
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    I love my CK, it takes a while to get back to 90 so I just use it for cross cutting and it takes a trenching head. If you do decide to break it up that blade guard would make a very nice crown guard for a pk and that height adjuster column would probably work on a pk.

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    Nice looking saw . Looks smaller than I thought they were. Cute !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...However, it is complete and the blade spins freely and without wobble. The two front carriage slider bearings turn freely - if the two back ones are also in good nick, and if the motor runs, I might just throw the machine back together and use it for a while...
    Both the back bearings were stiff. One bearing (can't recall if it was front or back) was gummed up and spun on it's shaft - so I thought I'd better clean up and re-grease all the bearings.

    CK 4.jpg CK 5.jpg CK 6.jpg

    Unlike later CK saws (and CC saws) the early CK has a standard bearing encased in a series of steel discs. Later bearings are larger and the outer race has the half-round groove that runs along steel rods set into the radial arm.

    Edit: A better view of the carriage roller mechanism.

    CK 10.jpg From an early cattledog cut posted by Camoz in another thread.

    The bearings in this are Hoffman 112 DR. I believe Wadkin built most of their range with Hoffman bearings, so chances are these are originals.

    CK 7.jpg CK 8.jpg The bearing has sat up against this steel disc for so long you can see "...made in..." worn into the disc (in reverse).
    I've also tidied up the wiring, but haven't yet switched it on to see if the motor even works....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...Incidentally, the cast frame on this saw is cast-iron. At least some post-war CK saws had cast aluminium frames...
    the lower half of the carriage (see first photo above) is cast-iron. The upper half is aluminium.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...I bought the saw for the tags and a few other spare parts such as knobs and handles...
    There are two of these (very sought-after) smaller ball lever handles on a CK, and three of the larger (less sought-after) handles. But these are no longer spare (unless the saw is kaput, of course).

    CK 9.jpg

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    I love my CK, it takes a while to get back to 90...
    I suspect this one will not be particularly accurate either. I'd probably need to replace all the bearings, and the steel running rails - and maybe the half round bearing wheels - just to get it near true. That's not going to happen in the near future. Lets see if this machine grows on me...

    Quote Originally Posted by auscab
    ...Looks smaller than I thought they were....
    Looks might be misleading. The base is more compact than your BRA, and the open casing makes it look spindly, but it takes a 14" blade.

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    Default Get Your Motor Running, Head Out On The Highway...

    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...I've also tidied up the wiring, but haven't yet switched it on to see if the motor even works....
    I made a temporary connection, and switched on the motor this morning (before work - 11.30am start).

    She runs sweet .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONikTKLd_Hw

    I'll try the carriage on the radial arm this weekend - then if all is still sweet I'll mount the motor (haven't managed to undo the nut holding the blade yet ).

    Cheers, Vann.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    ...I'll try the carriage on the radial arm this weekend - then if all is still sweet I'll mount the motor...
    There was rust on the tracks, so I removed both tracks, buffed off the rust, and reversed them side for side, so that what was the upper side is now the underside - to even up wear. Good old Wadkin - the tracks are jig-drilled, so not only can they be rotated side for side, but also end for end .

    CK 12.jpg 2nd rail about to go back on.

    CK 13.jpg Carriage trialed.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsZSgy1KyyM

    CK 14.jpg CK 15.jpg Carriage cover fitted (right pikkie).

    I then carried the motor to the table, set it up square, and lowered the arm down over the pivot bolt. Two nuts later and the motor and carriage are back on the arm for the first time in a long while.

    CK 16.jpg

    Not too much more to do and it'll be useable.

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    Now you have me thinking how nice one of these would be as well !! I like the looks of that !
    This Wadkin gear is so cool ! I just got of the PK ripping 50 mm thick slabs of Oak into 70 mm strips 2.4 long . Did about 16 of them . Then docked them all into 28 different lengths on the radial arm BRA . Had the buzzer doing edges st the same time . Boom boom boom . All the wood machined up for the next cabinet in half an hour . Worked off a cutting list taken from the plan so I didn't loose my way . Bliss

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    I put a wooden deck (table) on my CK and used it a few times (to cut firewood ), but I don't feel very comfortable using it (I feel a little unsafe), and it's not very accurate (I could work on that) - so I pushed it further into my garage and haven't used it since. That'll change this weekend, as my Hitachi 10 1/2" SCMS has developed a fault (brake coming on while in use) and will need repairs.

    Meanwhile I've been watching the regular websites for Wadkins, and CKs just keep popping up over here (there are four on Trademe at present), so I thought I'd make a list - sourcing numbers from the Extreme Wadkinitus thread, and a similar thread over on the Canadian forum:

    CK 349, test 5637 of ~1936 - New Zealand - Wadkin & Co.. tin tag;
    CK 575, test 10701 of 1938 - New Zealand;
    CK 778, test 16792 of 1941 - New Zealand;
    CK 862, test 22326 of 1944 - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 906, test 23628 of 1945 - New Zealand;
    CK 1035, test 27145 of 1947 - New Zealand;
    CK 1646, test 42687 of 1952 - New Zealand;
    CK 1778, test 46032 of 1953 - New Zealand;
    CK 1895, test 48426 of 1954 - New Zealand;
    CK 2026, test 50541 of 1955 - United Kingdom;
    CK 2054, test 50863 of 1955 - United Kingdom;
    CK 2110, test 51928 of 1955;
    BCK 57315, test 57992 of ~1958 - New Zealand (RIP).

    I don't think I've seen any in Australia, nor Canada.

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    The thing with these is you have to have the correct blade or it will try and walk through the work. Because I power mine through a static converter I'm not getting full power so if I try and cut something thick it will bog down and start to climb the wood. I was using the pk and the ck at the same time recently and noticed the ck didn't bog down at all and felt a lot more powerfull presumably because the pk idling motor improved the power supply.

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    Default Another Early CK.

    I visited a guy up-country on 1st August. Among other machines he had three (yes three) CKs. One was set up in his premises. The other two were out back under tarps.

    One of the two out the back is an early one. It too has the open base casting (forming two 'legs'), but it must be a later version than mine as it has the switchgear cabinet cast into the base, not bolted on like mine originally was.

    CK30.jpg CK31.jpg

    I should have taken more photographs, but it was difficult without taking the tarp off. I was mostly looking for a tag - which sadly appears to be missing. I did find an agent's tag (J.C. Riddell & Co. Ltd. Wellington) and a "Made in England" tag, but getting good photos was awkward (I didn't even manage to catch whether it's by Wadkin & Co. or Wadkin Ltd - but it looks like the Wadkin Ltd. tag on my own CK).

    CK32.jpg

    I also failed to get a picture of the top of the machine, to see if it has a crank handle like mine, or the standard handwheel, for height adjustment.

    The other two CKs were CK 826 of 1943, and BCK 57160 possibly of 1957 (ie shortly after production was moved from Wagkin's Green Lane works to one of the former Bursgreen factories).

    wCK 826 21316 NZ.jpg BCK 57160 TeKuiti.jpg

    An updated list of known CK saws:

    CK 349 (test 5637 of ~1936) - New Zealand;
    CK 575 (test 10701 of 1938) - New Zealand;
    CK 778 (test 16792 of 1941) - New Zealand;
    CK 862 (test 22326 of 1944) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;

    CK 868 (test 22274 of 1944) - New Zealand;
    CK 906 (test 23628 of 1945) - New Zealand;
    CK 910 (test 23632 of 1945) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 968 (test 24953 of 1945) - New Zealand;
    CK 977 (test 25398 of 1945) - New Zealand;
    CK 1011 (test 26563 of 1946) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag (RIP 2018);
    CK 1035 (test 27145 of 1946) - New Zealand;
    CK 1086 (test 28338 of 1947) - United Kingdom;
    CK 1149 (test 29897 of 1948) New Zealand;

    CK 1152 (test 30100 of 1948) - New Zealand;
    CK 1185 (test 30314 of 1948) - New Zealand;
    CK 1384 (test 35634 of 1950) - Australia - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1417
    (test 36260 of 1950) - New Zealand;
    CK 1460 (test 37501 of 1950) - New Zealand;
    CK 1476 (test 38385 of 1950) - New Zealand;

    CK 1606 (test 41504 of 1951) - New Zealand;
    CK 1646 (test 42687 of 1952) - New Zealand;
    CK 1648 (test 42680 of 1952) - New Zealand;
    CK 1725 (test 45009 of 1953) - New Zealand;
    CK 1778 (test 46032 of 1953) - New Zealand;
    CK 1895 (test 48426 of 1954) - New Zealand;
    CK 1913 (test 48716 of 1954) - United Kingdom;
    CK 2000 (test 50260 of 1954) - Australia - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2026 (test 50541 of 1955) - New Zealand;
    CK 2054 (test 50863 of 1955) - United Kingdom;
    CK 2110 (test 51928 of 1955);
    BCK 57160 (probably of 1957) - New Zealand - Wadkin-Bursgreen aluminium sheet tag;
    BCK 57315 (test 57992 of ~1958) - New Zealand (RIP 2015).


    Quote Originally Posted by Vann View Post
    I put a wooden deck (table) on my CK and used it a few times (to cut firewood ), but I don't feel very comfortable using it...
    I've since bought another very rusty CK for parts (CK 1011) - I must check the rake of the teeth on it's blade to see if it'll cut less aggressively.

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    Default More from New Zealand.

    Seven more CK saws, two recently found on Trademe.

    wCK 1181 30310 NZ.jpg wCK 1268 32264 NZ.jpg wCK 1371 35269 NZ.jpg

    wCK 826 21316 NZ.jpg

    wCK 1634 42522 NZ.jpg wCK 2083 51268 NZ.jpg wCK 2095 51427 NZ.jpg
    An updated list of known CK saws:

    CK 349 (test 5637 of 1936) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin & Co. tin tag (with Wadkin Ltd. "Manufactured in Eng..." tin tag);
    CK 575 (test 10701 of 1938) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 778 (test 16792 of 1941) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 826 (test 21316 of 1943) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 862 (test 22326 of 1944) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 868 (test 22274 of 1944) - New Zealand;
    CK 906 (test 23628 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 910 (test 23632 of 1945) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 968 (test 24953 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 977 (test 25398 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1011 (test 26563 of 1946) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag (RIP 2018);
    CK 1035 (test 27145 of 1946) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1086 (test 28338 of 1947) - United Kingdom - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1149 (test 29897 of 1948) New Zealand;

    CK 1152 (test 30100 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1181 (test 30310 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1185 (test 30314 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1268 (test 32264 of 1949) - New Zealand- Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1371 (test 35269 of 1949) - New Zealand- Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1384 (test
    35634 of 1950) - Australia
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1417
    (test 36260 of 1950) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1460 (test 37501 of 1950) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1476 (test 38385 of 1950) - New Zealand;

    CK 1606 (test 41504 of 1951) - New Zealand;
    CK 1636 (test 42522 of 1952) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1646 (test 42687 of 1952) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1648 (test 42680 of 1952) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1725 (test 45009 of 1953) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1778 (test 46032 of 1953) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1895 (test 48426 of 1954) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1913 (test 48716 of 1954) - United Kingdom - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2000 (test 50260 of 1954) - Australia - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2026 (test 50541 of 1955) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2054 (test 50863 of 1955) - United Kingdom
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2083 (test 51268 of 1955) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2095 (test 51427 of 1955) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2110 (test 51928 of 1955);
    BCK 57160 (probably of 1957) - New Zealand - Wadkin-Bursgreen aluminium sheet tag;
    BCK 57315 (test 57992 of ~1958) - New Zealand (RIP 2015).


    Looking at CK 1181 and CK 1185 I note that the Serial and Test numbers are both four digits apart - so I'd suggest that it's likely testing went like this:
    CK 1181 (test 30310 of 1948);
    CK 1182 (test 30311 of 1948);
    CK 1183 (test 30312 of 1948);
    CK 1184 (test 30313 of 1948);
    CK 1185 (test 30314 of 1948).
    It would be a bit more of a leap to suggest they all went to New Zealand (although there is a trend... ).

    And the totals? 39 CK saws: 2 in Australia; 3 in the United Kingdom; and about a billion in New Zealand (33 actually). Come on you guys, keep up .


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    I started doing a one a couple of weeks ago and am having a nightmare getting the upright column out of the base. Its supposed to rotate in a casting that is bolted to the main casting. It wasn't that crusty and I've been soaking it in penetrating oil for weeks. I haven't had much time to do it, did I tell you I got an RU lathe, its been fun working out the logistics. I did a 9hr round trip to put the bed in my car

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    I started doing a one a couple of weeks ago...
    Photo of the tag please?

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    ...Its supposed to rotate in a casting that is bolted to the main casting. It wasn't that crusty and I've been soaking it in penetrating oil for weeks...
    Mines a very early (1936) one that doesn't have that arrangement.

    CK 16.jpg

    Assuming you have it largely disassembled, maybe if you put the arm back on you could use the extra leverage to gently break the rust?

    Quote Originally Posted by wallace1973 View Post
    ...did I tell you I got an RU lathe, its been fun working out the logistics. I did a 9hr round trip to put the bed in my car
    Woohoo. I like the looks of the RU over the RS (which looks very old fashion IMHO). And the RU being quite a unique machine, I'm looking forward to a really exciting thread.

    And, of course, a photo of the tag please?

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    Default Two More.

    Another early CK, with open base casting like mine, but with electrical cabinet cast into the base - and handwheel at the top (not a crank handle like mine).

    CK 387.jpg CK 387b.jpg

    CK 387 - out of use in a storage shed and workshop in Waihi, NZ.

    wCK 387 6682 NZ.jpg

    And another (also in NZ):

    wCK 2114 51932 NZ.jpg

    Edit: Well... it has a dealer tag from JC Riddell & Co. Ltd, Wellington (New Zealand), but it's located in Benfleet, Essex (England). While it's not unusual for a machine to travel halfway around the world to get to New Zealand, going the whole way around the world is a bit novel. Go figure.


    An updated list of forty-one known CK saws:
    Note CK 1634 was a typo (was CK 1636)

    CK 349 (test 5637 of 1936) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin & Co. tin tag (with Wadkin Ltd. "Manufactured in Eng..." tin tag);
    CK 387 (test 6682 probably of 1936) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 575 (test 10701 of 1938) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 778 (test 16792 of 1941) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 826 (test 21316 of 1943) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 862 (test 22326 of 1944) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 868 (test 22274 of 1944) - New Zealand;
    CK 906 (test 23628 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 910 (test 23632 of 1945) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 968 (test 24953 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 977 (test 25398 of 1945) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1011 (test 26563 of 1946) - New Zealand -
    Wadkin Ltd. tin tag (RIP 2018);
    CK 1035 (test 27145 of 1946) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1086 (test 28338 of 1947) - United Kingdom - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1149 (test 29897 of 1948) New Zealand;

    CK 1152 (test 30100 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1181 (test 30310 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1185 (test 30314 of 1948) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1268 (test 32264 of 1949) - New Zealand- Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1371 (test 35269 of 1949) - New Zealand- Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1384 (test
    35634 of 1950) - Australia
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1417
    (test 36260 of 1950) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1460 (test 37501 of 1950) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. tin tag;
    CK 1476 (test 38385 of 1950) - New Zealand;

    CK 1606 (test 41504 of 1951) - New Zealand;
    CK 1634 (test 42522 of 1952) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1646 (test 42687 of 1952) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1648 (test 42680 of 1952) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1725 (test 45009 of 1953) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1778 (test 46032 of 1953) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1895 (test 48426 of 1954) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 1913 (test 48716 of 1954) - United Kingdom - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2000 (test 50260 of 1954) - Australia - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2026 (test 50541 of 1955) - New Zealand
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2054 (test 50863 of 1955) - United Kingdom
    - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2083 (test 51268 of 1955) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2095 (test 51427 of 1955) - New Zealand - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    CK 2110 (test 51928 of 1955);
    CK 2114 (test 51932 of 1955) - New Zealand>England - Wadkin Ltd. cast tag;
    BCK 57160 (probably of 1957) - New Zealand - Wadkin-Bursgreen aluminium sheet tag;
    BCK 57315 (test 57992 of ~1958) - New Zealand (RIP 2015).

    Cheers, Vann.
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