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Original German WWII Anti-Tank Tellermine T.Mi.35 Fuse Set by Richard Rinker - Dated 1940

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Original Item: Only One Available. These are incredible! A full set of 6 genuine German WWII manufactured T.Mi.35 mine fuses in their original steel transit case. Each fuse is marked ЯR 1940 and one is marked ЯR 1938 along with Waffenamts and Sicher (safe) and Scharf (armed). ЯR represents Richard Rinker GmbH, Menden, Kreis Iserlohn. Richard Rinker GmbH was founded in 1910, and was situated in Menden in Iserlohn. It specialized in the production of castings, especially of building hardware made of brass. In the mid-1930s the production was switched to light metals. They were still in production in 1991, manufacturing heaters under the name BAUFA-Werke Richard Rinker GMBH.

Each fuse is constructed mostly of brass and the condition is excellent, a few fuses show age and rust on the steel components. These are so rare that we've hardly ever encountered a lone fuse let alone a set of 6 in the original transit chest!

The Tellermine 35 (T.Mi.35) was a German metal cased anti-tank mine used extensively during the Second World War. The mine's case is made of sheet steel, and has a slightly convex pressure plate on the top surface with a central fuze well. Two secondary fuze wells are located on the side and bottom of the mine for anti-handling devices. For use on beaches and underwater the mine could be deployed inside a specially designed earthenware or concrete pot, which acted as a waterproof jacket for the mine. Pressure of 400 pounds (180 kg) on the center of the mine or 200 pounds (90 kg) on its edge deforms the pressure plate compressing a spring, and breaking a shear pin which holds back the spring-loaded striker. Once the striker is released it flips downwards into a percussion cap which fires the adjacent detonator followed by the booster charge and then the main explosive filling of TNT.

Original Specifications:
Height: 76 mm
Diameter: 318 mm
Weight: 9.1 kg
Explosive content: 5.5 kg of TNT
Trigger weight: 90 to 180 kg

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  • Totally inert and cannot be converted to an explosive device.

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