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Jim Kain

Kain's Belt Filling Machine

During the first world war an urgent call went out from GHQ France for a better method of refilling the Vickers machine gun belts.  The following extract from a tactical summary gave the principle reasons:

“Tactical Summary of Machine Gun Operations 1916 – 1917”

“The failure of machine guns to be able to deliver effective barrage fire in certain operations has invariably been due (traced) to the difficulties in re-loading wet belts by hand (the employment of the existing type of belt loading machine being altogether out of the question)”

Kain’s Belt Filling Machine

Reverse with time line to acceptance

Patent Application for the Belt Filling Machine

Jim Kain at the 1982 Reunion Dinner