R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Inflation Lever
Brass (not the more commonly found chromed) metal \'lever\' used to operate the CO2 cartridge within the bladder (stole). The inflation lever consists of a \'J\' shaped handle that pivots between lugs on the lever body, a locknut, and an adaptor, or sleeve, with a cutaway skirt. The CO2 cylinder is screwed into this assembly and secured within the bladder using a hose clip around the base of the lever assembly. War Department broad arrow stamped. Some storage tarnishing but in unused/unissued condition. These levers also fit stoles fitted within Irvin/GQ harnessuits etc. Stock code MW17534A.