Here are two recent items to my collection which I think are very exciting.
The first is a super rare CG-4A or C-47 tow rope connector assembly with approximately 12" of nylon tow rope still attached. This was unearthed at an ex WWII airfield in France. The assembly consists of (From R - L) D Ring Plug, Figure Eight Swing Link, Oval Link on the Thimble before the line was back spliced to make a loop. I've seen a few NOS tow ropes with connectors in museums but to have one that was used in the ETO is something else.
The second item is a CG-4A glider load adjuster. This was used to correctly balance any cargo inside the CG-4A ensuring that the centre of gravity remained within limits. These appear on sale fairly frequently but this one caught my eye as the serial number of the CG-4A was written on the paper tag. The CG-4A guru, Charles Day has confirmed that CG-4A 43-41903 was manufactured by Pratt-Read from Deep River, Connecticut. The company only manufactured 956 CG-4A's in total whilst this CG-4A was #125 out of 350 manufactured during one of the contracts awarded to the company.
The comms cable was found with the tow rope connector and I thought it was the comms cable for the interphone between C-47 and glider but after some research it isn't.