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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.

 

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Radio / Communications Accessories

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RAF Type 21 Microphone assembly for the Battle of Britain era Type D oxygen mask.

 

Type 20 electro-magnetic microphone complete with its Type Q cord and bell plug known collectively as  Type 21 Microphone Assembly. This was the final development of microphone for the Type D oxygen mask, introduced into service in October, 1940, at the tail end of the Battle of Britain. Microphone is in excellent condition with no dings or damage and retaining 95+% of it's black lacquered finish. Also retains the rubber band securing the wiring in place - which is very unusual. Excellent maroon cord with no damage or fraying, and bell-shaped plug with no chips or cracks. Shows light use but overall excellent condition. 

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RCAF Flying Helmet telephone receivers 10A/3698.

Identical to The RAF Type 16 and Type 32 and intended to fit in all RAF, as well as RCAF, flying helmets, these receivers are dated 1943. Excellent condition, and like all electronic accessories, getting very difficult to find these days..

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RAF Air Ministry marked Gosport receivers for flying helmet.

Primarily used in training, but also for inter-crew use when maintaining radio silence, these small bakelite receivers fit easily into the eups on RAF and FAA flying helmets. Excellent condition.

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US Army Air Corps R-14 receivers for flying helmet.

Very hard to find on the loose these days! R-14 receivers were used extensively in AAF flying helmets prior to the introduction of the ANB-H-1 in 1943. Good matching pair manufactured by Kellogg, with some scuffing but no damage.

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RCAF sponge rubber pads for zip ear pockets on Type B and Naval Type C flying helmets.

Original WWII stock. Black sponge rubber cushions fit inside the zip ear pockets of the Type B and Naval Type C helmets to provide noise attenuation and padding. For some reason the Canadian made types have better longevity and therefore do not harden and damage the leather and electrics of the helmet. Lovely matched pair, unissued perfect condition.

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WWII US Navy aviator push-to-talk  switch assembly for oxygen mask-mounted microphone or throat mic.

 

In unissued condition, the rubber coating perfect. Cord features spring-loaded button with a two-pronged connector at one end and an aircraft jack plug at the other. A rubber loop is built is for attaching to a lanyard worn around the neck or hanging at a nearby station. Naval Aircraft factory ref. number on plug

 

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RAF flying helmet receivers (reproductions).

 

With originals being so difficult to find (and expensive) these reproduction flying helmet receivers do the job of keeping the shape of your helmet ear cups and looking the part. Cast in resin from originals, they are marked with the A-crown-M and 10/12401 number. The screws undo to allow a wring loom to be looped together and inserted then secures by replacing the lower screw.

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Working replica HS-38 headset for AAF flying helmets with ANB-H-1 receivers, braided cord and plug.

 

Remarkable replica headset for all USAAF flying helmets. Looks identical to ANB-H-1 receivers with braided cord and red PL-354 plug - but the receivers are cast from originals and fitted with small, modern earphones (similar to what you get with your phone) and actually work! Braided wiring looks the part too - will fit an A-9, B-6, A-11, AN-H-15 etc. and can be used - or just look great for considerably less than what originals cost these days. Boxed and ready to install.

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RAF radio plug connector to enable crew to communicate while moving around aircraft.

 

Female connector for the helmet bell plug to allow aircrew to use radio while moving from station to station in  bomber and / or reconnaissance aircraft. Would be attached at various positions inside aircraft.

2 sold, 1 available.

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WWII Canadian Radio Receivers (pair) wire headband attached.

 

Nice pair of what I believe to be Candian made radio receivers of the type used in Armoured Crew helmets, still attached to their wire headband. No wiring and no canvas headband, but the paxolin insulation piece is present. Useful for completing a display. I do not believe these were used in aircraft but it is possible they may have been used by a morse operator.

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AAF (Signal Corps) radio headset adapter M-385-A (High-low Impedance switch).

While the RAF used a large lozenge shaped metal switch box in the middle of the wiring loom for high-low impedance, the USAAF version was a smaller, lighter plug-jack adapter. This example is unissued, still in its box, complete with instruction sheet. The first I have ever seen. Scarce accessory.

 

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USN leather ear cups for the

NAF 1092 and M-450 flying helmet.

Unused, original pair of pressed brown leather ear cups for attaching receivers to the NAF1092 or M-450 US Navy / USMC flying helmets. Not a perfect matched pair - but they rarely were used that way anyway! A very near match and would complete a helmet superbly.

 

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USN receiver / headset earcups Type MC-114 for the R-15 receivers.

 

Black rubber earcups comprising half pneumatic / solid rubber and half sponge rubber (similar to the T-66 sty;e cups used on flying helmets). These are Type MC-114 which were actually used with R-15 and similar receivers. I have seen these fitted on flying helmets but more frequently on headsets. Excellent condition, rubber soft and pliable with no sign of perishing. Note: these cups DO NOT FIT the TH-37 receivers.

 

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