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    Default Stirling Part? Madington?

    I have a small metal plate with the following information on:

    Serial No SB1510S
    Drg No 3292220
    Date ISS15

    and in a circle
    SB
    265

    on the rear is Stirling Madington written in pencil.

    I was wondering if anybody could tell anything about the piece from
    the numbers, or knew of any Stirlings coming down near Madington.

    Any information would be great.

    Johnnie

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    Hi Johnnie
    There have been a small number of posts on this forum tracing aircraft parts. It leads me to guess(and it is a guess)that SB = SHORT BROTHERS,who were makers of Stirlings. The Drg could be short for Drawing. The date is intruiging because it suggests 1915, so you could have a small piece of a WW1 a/c and Shorts made several types,I think mostly Seaplanes, for the RNAS and RFC. Madington is a puzzle but there was a Short's repair facility in WW2 at Madingley, nr Cambridge,mentioned in the book about Short Aircraft by C H Barnes published by Putnam.
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    Dick

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    Thank you for that. It is certainly a start. The pencil note on the rear is very faint
    and might say Madingley rather than Madington which would fir in.

    Johnnie

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