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This is a light weight gas mask which replaced the general service gas mask on 27th March 1943. This example is an early manufactured light weight gas mask with the nose piece actually dated September 1942 with the mask, straps, filter and pouch all dated 1943. The majority of the wartime light weight gas masks where sold to other nations after the war with a large number being sold to Denmark, which stamped them with the the Danish crown and the letters "CF". The Danes also removed the belt hooks of the pouch. This example does not have any foreign post-war markings. The filter retains its cork inserts . The gas mask also comes with a packet of Anti-gas eye shields and a tin of anti-dimming for the lenses which is marker marked "R&C" and dated February 1943.
A set of unissued MKIII, 37 pattern ammunition pouches which are both maker marked Z.L.& T.LTD and dated 1943.
This is a basic 37 pattern webbing set, consisting of a pair of cross-straps, belt and a pair of MKII ammunition pouches which have faint makers stamps "MECo and E.TM.LTD. Both pouches appear to have faint 1944 dates. The left ammunition pouch has a faulty press-stud. The webbing has been blancoed. The belt and cross-straps have no visible dates.
This is a 44 pattern machete scabbard which has a very faint makers stamp "MECo" ( Mills Equipment Company ) and a faint 1945 date.
This is a large clothing brush, which is dated 1940.
This is a British army water bottle with a mid-war 37 pattern carrier, which is maker marked "MECo" ( Mills Equipment Company ) and dated 1943. The water bottle comes with its original cock stopper.
This is a British army water bottle with a mid-war 37 pattern carrier which is maker marked "MECo" ( Mills Equipment Company ) and dated 1943. The water bottle comes with a new replacement cock stopper.
This is a stirrup hand pump used by the home defence in tackling incendiary bomb fires. The pump would have been placed in a bucket and operated by two persons one working the pump the other directing the nozzle towards the fire. This example is in very good condition and appears to be in working order.
A set of 1943 dated blancoed 37 pattern cross-straps.
A set of blancoed cross-straps.
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