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RCAF 1932 pattern Mae West stole

RCAF 1932 pattern Mae West stole

Code: MW24293

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Stores reference 22c/245.  Manufactured by The Dominion Rubber Company Limited.  Temperate pattern.  This is the correct stole for the green or yellow 1932 pattern 'life-saving waistcoat'.  Indentical in pattern to the brick red rubber RAF stole but produced in black and possibly of rubberized linen.  The joints are seamed with sealing strips.  The inflation tube is constructed of thick solid rubber with an external diameter of approximately 5/8" and is fitted with a nickel plated mouthpiece with screw valve manufactured by Schrader.  The overall appearance is very good.  It is a little soiled but the rubber is very flexible and in excellent condition with no cracking, crazing or areas of hardening or perishing.  The oral inflation tube is equally good and flexible.  The valve is complete and opens/closes freely.  Marked with stores reference, manufacturer's details and 1/40  date.  An extremely rare and desirable item in very good to excellent condition.  Stock code MW24293.