White metal 'lever' used to operate the CO2 cartridge within the bladder (stole) of the 1941 pattern Mae West. 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. Marked '1150'. Some storage tarnishing but in excellent condition overall. These levers also fit stoles fitted within Irvin/GQ harnessuits, airborne lifebelts etc. Stock code MW17632.