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Old July 8, 2011, 09:41 AM   #5
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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Years ago when I worked for the state museum system in Pennsylvania we were in Boalsburg doing a museum-wide inventory of the collections.

In moving a bunch of stuff in one of the storage buildings we found a large crate that had no accession markings, no inventory markings, no system markings of any kind on it.

When we opened it we found a Hotchkiss 37mm revolving cannon that apparently had been captured by the 28th Division during World War II and had been donated, along with literally tons of other arms, to the state museum system.

The only difference was that it had never been formally entered into the system. It had been parked in the storage building and forgotten.
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