RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West Inflation Lever
Stores reference 22c/892. Brass metal 'lever' used to operate the CO2 cartridge within the stole (bladder). 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 (available separately). Marked with war department broad arrow and reference number. A little dull and tarnished otherwise in excellent condition. These levers also fit stoles fitted within Irvin/GQ harnessuits etc. Stock code MW17871.