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USAF B-5 Lifevest, named

USAF B-5 Lifevest, named

Code: MW24845

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Vest, Life Preserver Pneumatic, Type B-5.  Manufactured by Stein Bros. Mfg. Co., Chicago.  Date of manufacture February 1952.  The material is in good flexible condition bar a couple of small fray holes and general soiling.  The vest retains all securing straps in good condition.  It also has both CO2 bottle holders complete with screw-on covers and pull-strings. Both 'Conmar' zips are in very good working condition and provide access to the inside of the vest where the two inflatable stoles are installed.  One of these remains in place,  appearing to be in very good flexible condition and complete with inflation tube/valve.  The vest has various USAF stamps/inspection marks and later inspection dates.  A  good/good '+'  example of this Korean war era life preserver named to a Captain Little.  Stock code MW24845.