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R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Floating Torch

Stores Ref. 5c/2728. The correct 2-piece “torch” for the 1941 patt. mae-west. The cylindrical metal battery container has its original pale drab blue-grey paint finish and the bulb and clear cover are attached to the top of the wooden floating section. The wiring loom is in reasonable condition retaining most of the original rubber covering. This is however not completely flexible and shows hardening and cracking. The paint finish on the battery case is good although there is light paint chipping & surface corrosion. The casing is clearly stamped with Air Ministry King\'s Crown markings and ref. nos. Not to be confused with the “Easco” lamps which are not correct for the pocket on the mae-west. Stock code MW15220.