Aeronautical Instruments & Tools
RAF Type 48 Magnetic Oxygen Mask Microphone
A standard WWII example of the type fitted to the E, E* and G pattern oxygen masks. It carries an embossed stores reference code 10A/12570 to the face plate, whilst the microphone switch is marked 'On' and 'Off'. The instrument is wired up with a wartime specification flecked short cord and a two pin female connector to plug into an internally wired RAF C, D or E pattern flying helmet. A near identical example is shown on page 46 top left of Mick Prodger's excellent Luftwaffe V RAF Flight clothing book. We discovered a small quantity of these in a forgotten warehouse and these appear to never have been issued. Other than minor age related storage marks they are in near perfect condition and the rubber parts are not perished, as is often the case. Interestingly the box in which this example was discovered has written outside 'checked 30/6/44' and below a further check date of 22/11/44. Like all our kit this is for sale as a collectable but we would not be surprised if this is not still in good working order -despite the passing of nearly 80 years! The final picture shows and identical example fitted to a wartime G mask but this listing is for the microphone only. A 10% discount can be offered for a single purchase of x2 or more, whilst stocks remain.