RAF type H oxygen mask, 1946 dated

RAF type H oxygen mask, 1946 dated

Code: O18745

RESERVED

Size medium.  Dated 3-46 (3rd quarter of 1946).  A rare early post WW2 dated example of this otherwise relatively common mask.  The facepiece retains good overall shape although the sides and lower edge are curling inwards a bit.  The rubber is rather grubby but remains quite pliable with no serious cracking.  Some minor cracking/crazing is visible on the lower section of the facepiece when flexed and a little on the harness retaining lugs.  The grey suede lining is complete but soiled.  Fitted with a type 57 microphone assembly and a pink and white flecked light tan coloured loom with the correct large 2-pin socket, type 614, 10H/18196.  The webbing harness is reasonably good, a little grimy but has some elasticity remaining.  Two of the original harness rubber bands (worn) remain in place. This mask is identical to a wartime example but significantly cheaper.  A reasonably good used example.  Stock code O18745.