R.A.F. D-type Oxygen Mask
The cloth is generally in excellent condition although lightly soiled. Unusually there is very little moth damage - this being confined to a tiny 'nip' on the right side and a couple to the lower panel. None of these are remotely serious and are hardly noticeable. The lining is unusual being made of a fine 'silky' cloth rather than the usual chamois. I have had several of these variants over the years and unreservedly guarantee the authenticity - my theory is that they may be of commonwealth manufacture but this is only a guess. The lining has fairly light soiling and a few more obvious marks but remains very good and is undamaged. It is stamped with 'No.2' (size) and with an A.I.D. inspection mark. This is one of the earlier variants where the lining stops before reaching the 6D/117 mount ring leaving exposed hessian/calico at this point (made like this). The mask has been fitted with a very good pair of 'face protector' press stud strips - these being sewn such that the upper edges of the strips protrude slightly above the upper edges of the mask. The microphone mounting ring has some paint loss but is in good condition and complete with reference number stamped into the metal. Not fitted with a microphone or wiring but these can be supplied at extra cost if required. The overall shape of the mask is excellent and ideal for display. This is undoubtedly one of the better D-masks available. A very rare find in this virtually moth-free condition. Stock code O15069.