Oxygen Masks / Accessories

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RAF Type G oxygen mask.

 

A decent, perhaps entry level Type G oxygen mask. This is a nice early example with slightly heavier stipple pattern moulding in the upper part of the mask body. The rubber is basically good and still pliable, with very minor splits at the upper edge near the nose where it is thinner. Similarly, there is very slight crispness on the very edge at the sides, but this accounts for a very small part of the mask which is overall very good. Surface cracks on raised moulded area where nosewire is installed, but nosewire itself is securely attached. Early style flat ring for attaching to helmet. Fitted with good webbing harness and Type 48 microphone. Perfectly good for display.

$450 / £350 / €380    email to secure this item

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type G oxygen mask

RAF Type D oxygen mask blanking cap.

Chamois covered alloy cap with hinges to attached to the front of the Type D oxygen mask. This was used when the mask was worn without communications being necessary (often during training). Becoming a hard-to-find accessory these days.

 

$150 / £120 / €135  email to secure this item

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RAF Type D mask blanking cap

RARE RAF Type J Pressure Breathing Oxygen Mask, developed in WWII.

 

The Type J was the first pressure breathing mask developed by the RAF, and was first developed and produced for flight testing, in limited quantities, in 1944, for use with the Bazett pressure waistcoat. Though based on the design of the successful Type H mask, it required a completely new set of moulds and actually has no common parts. The Type J in general did not survive well, having a soft sponge rubber interior and different cure of rubber for the exterior. Most found today are hard or damaged. This, by comparison, is in excellent condition. The exterior rubber is pliable, and though it exhibits some surface cracks in high stress areas, there is no actual damage. The interior sponge rubber, though a little brittle at the edges, is overall very good. Mask is clean, showing light use, with good straps. By far the best example I have ever come across. An extremely rare mask, this example is dated 2/54.

$550 / £450 / €510  email to secure this item

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF Type J Pressure breathing oxygen mask

RAF transit / blanking cap for the Type  E* and G oxygen mask in plastic / Bakelite.

 

Transit cap for the RAF Type E* and Tyope G oxygen mask. Used to keep the mask's shape in transit and storage before the microphone was installed. These  were made of wood. Some are engraved with nomenclature, some are ink stamped and some are blank. Will try to fulfill specific requests but no guarantees. When they are gone, they're gone!

 

Price each:  $12 / £9 / €10   email to secure this item

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

RAF transit cap for G mask

WWII RAF gauze screen for the Type 25 / 26 microphone as fitted in the Type E, E* and G oxygen mask. Stores ref. 10A/12925.

 

This simple gauze screen was an afterthought to prevent moisture (spit) from getting into the microphone and shorting it out. Aluminium frame and dine wire gauze mesh. Each is stamped with the stores ref. no 10A/12925 (stamping is clearer on some than others and one is worn away). Five available.

 

Price for one screen: $22 / £18 / €20  email for more information

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

RAF Type 26 mic. gauze screen

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2003 dated USAF issue gas mask, with canister, clip-on outer lens and gas mask case.

 

In lovely condition, but no guarantees it will work - sold only as a collectible / display item. Grey silicon rubber face piece with clear soft rubber lens, hard shell acrylic clip on outer lens, elastic strap and detachable canister. Contained in its green nylon bag with various straps. I know little to nothing about this kind of kit but someone out there does!

$55 / £44 / €49   email to secure this item

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

USAF current issue gas mask

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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details