Box BX-5 what's it used with?

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Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:36 am

Dated 1933. Made out of aluminum. What's it for please?
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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Radtech » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:43 pm

they were a general purpose storage box.

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:38 pm

Dallas, where did your information come from?
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by W. Winget » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:37 am

Certainly looks to be a battery box, has a vent on one end, two prongs which may be insulated on the lid.
Is it possible the last number is a digit 0-9? a box with 53 comes up but is different (Tube holding box)
Although it possibly could have held larger tubes, it likely would have been padded for that function.
Note also it has a fairly stout set of footman loops, cannot see other side of box to see if it matches, but if they were only on one side it would mean it was carried on it's side perhaps, so no wet cells if it were a battery box...
Interesting though.
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Might be in: "TM 11-487"
Check this link out: viewtopic.php?t=178912

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https://radionerds.com/index.php/File:T ... R_1944.pdf
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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:48 am

There are matching footman loops on the other side. One has remnants of a leather strap, but the orientation of the loops reminds me of chest made for the top of a pack saddle.
The numbering system for Signal Corps items is sequential. So a big clue is the 1933 date. It HAS to be BX-5, and not BX-50, or BX-51, etc, as those numbers came out much later than 1933.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by W. Winget » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:49 am

Robin I updated my post, you may have missed the link for the TM.
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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:00 am

I have that TM and hundreds more. Thanks for trying to help.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Radtech » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:09 am

50 years experience dealing with these .The BX-5 goes all the way back to WWI most are made of wood.

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:03 pm

More pics side by side with a 1918 dated pack saddle lantern chest. The footman loops are almost in an identical position.
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41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike

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Re: Box BX-5 what's it used with?

Post by Robin » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:05 pm

Found that it is part of the RC-15 Oscillator. The RC-12 mounts on top of the BX-5 using the clips on top of BX-5.
41 M3 37mm A/T gun
42 M1A1 75mm pack how
43 MBT trailer
43 WC52
43 WC62
44 Chevy 1.5 ton
44 MZ2 USMC radio Jeep
44 RL35 reel cart
44 K38 trailer
43 K52 trailer
43 M3A4 handcarts(8)
M1942 USMC handcart
M1917 Litter Carrier
M1917 Ammo cart
43 Columbia bike


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