Bomb shovel

This long handled shovel was an important piece of equipment used by Air Raid Precautions (ARP) wardens during WWII.  It was used to scoop up incendiary bombs that were then placed in a bucket of water or smothered with sand bags.
Object no :
SRTL021a, SRTL021b
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Dimensions :
shovel 100mm x 150mm x 180mm; handle 1.1060mm
Materials :
wood, metal
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Accession number :
WIWMS 1995.01
Copyright :
Dumfries & Galloway Council
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