WW2 U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS H-2 BAILOUT OXYGEN BOTTLE USAAF For Sale
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WW2 U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS H-2 BAILOUT OXYGEN BOTTLE USAAF:
WORLD WAR II U.S. ARMY AIR CORPS. BOMBER CREW H-2 OXYGEN BAILOUT BOTTLE WITH STORAGE BAG: This sale is for one original World War 2 U.S. Army Air Corps bomber crew Oxygen Bailout bottle. This bailout bottle is in used / Issued condition. nice condition for it's age. The cotton canvas storage bag has a worn hole on the bottom side of the bag as seen in one of many photos posted on this sale page. Bag has stenciled "AN" stamp along with all the military nomenclature CYLINDER EMERGENCY OXYGEN ASSEMBLY TYPE H-2 SPEC. 40642 PART NO. 43G21018. Pair of cotton web straps are attached to the bag, both are intact and in great condition. All stitching is intact, No separations at the seams noted upon close inspection . Worn hole in the bottom side of the bag is 1" (inch) Diameter. Cotton canvas is a O/D (Olive Drab) color with some minor fading to the color. No dry rot or stains. Cotton shoe lace type tie at the base of the oxygen bottle neck is in place and intact to bag. The Oxygen bailout cylinder is intact, no damage noted to body of bottle. Cylinder still has all it's original green paint with standard logo "Breathing Oxygen" stenciled on the side with some type of nomenclature specific to this bottle I would guess? Set's of numbers and letters are stamped into the metal of the cylinder neck, I took a photo of this area and posted here on this sale page for all to view. Oxygen valve attached to this cylinder looks to be in good shape, no abuse, not sure if it works? It still has the original wooden pull handle commonly called the "Green Apple" by many bomber crews back during the war. The oxygen gauge looks to be intact to the valve. The needle within the gauge shows the bottle to be empty, however I'm not sure? So it will be at your own risk as the new owner if you monkey around with this oxygen cylinder. Best to have someone who knows about oxygen bottles and high pressures with these types of cylinders to clear all pressure if not sure. Rubber oxygen hose is intact to bailout cylinder, hose is supple and shows no dry rot or cracks to the rubber. Metal end to attache hose to oxygen mask is intact to hose end, however it shows some minor grunge (white in color) on the surface of the metal. The spring loaded connection works and moves in a up & down motion.The Cylinder itself measures 11"(inches) long from the neck to the bottom base of bottle. From top of valve to base of cylinder measures 13"(inches) Long. Cylinder measures 6"(inches) round outter dia. Rubber hose measures 23"(inches) long from valve to oxygen mask connector. Nice H-2 bailout cylinder to add to your World War II Army Air Corps. collection of display. Winning buyer pays U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail Shipping for Domestic or First Class Post International outside the U.S. All sales final, NO returns. Winning buyer will have three days (3 Days) after close of sale to complete paypal payment. International buyers please take note; Import duties are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional cost will be prior to offerding or buying. Customs fees are normally charged by the shipping company or collected when you pick the item (Parcel) up. These fees are not additional shipping charges. I will not under value or mark an item as a gift on customs form. Doing this is against U.S. and International laws. Please check out my other sales at this time for other fine collectible militaria and other vintage military Army Air Corps gear for your collection, reenacting / living history use. Thanks for looking and good luck offerding...
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