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We found the end of a shell casing in our garden. We believe it is made of brass it’s 3.2 inches across and has the following stamps on it: DCP oo 75 M No 32 1917 BA with N on its side above.

Interestingly it also has flowers engraved on the sides

Any info would be much appreciated,Two images of shell casing; one from bottom, one from side showing flowers.

The garden is in Grantham, lincolnshire, UK. The house was built approx 1840s, We don't know much about previous owners, but intend to find out, to see if there is a link, which would be nice.

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    Welcome to SOe. Some context info about the item could help. I realize that for a finding maybe there will be not much, but it can help (country in which your garden is, what do you know about previous owners...)
    – SJuan76
    Sep 27 at 15:08
  • Hi, thank you, the garden is in Grantham, lincolnshire, UK. The house was built approx 1840s, we dont know much about previous owners, but intend to find out, to see if there is a link, which would be nice.
    – Andria
    Sep 27 at 16:01
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    A web site here has a table which indicated this shell may have been made by Dominion Copper Products Company (DCP Co), out of Canada.
    – justCal
    Sep 28 at 12:24
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    I'm going to guess that the flower engravings are not OEM.
    – FreeMan
    Sep 28 at 15:53
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    Flower engravings are a form of Trench Art.
    – justCal
    Sep 28 at 19:34

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