USAAF C-1 survival vest spit assembly, boxed

USAAF C-1 survival vest spit assembly, boxed

Code: S27467

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Manufactured by The American Display Co. of Dayton Ohio.  Collapsible cadmium plated steel rod that could be used as a short weapon, a spit for cooking or as a fishing spear.  For spearing fish, the length of the shaft extends in 5 sections to approximately 67cm and could be extended further by lashing to a wooden pole.  Spits were placed in pocket No.3 of the C-1 sustenance vest.  Light tarnishing and the original card box is a little worn.  Once quite easy to find, now rather scarce.   Stock code S27467.