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RESERVED RESERVED RARE, Cased WW2 1942 Contract Hamilton Watch Co USAAF Contract Bomber Crew Navigator’s Nickel Plated Brass Chronometer In its Original Aircraft Navigational U.S. Navy Teak Case By The Pilliod Cabinet Co. Sn 15391 - 15391
This is an original Hamilton Watch Co USAAF (United States Army Air Force) Contract Bomber Crew Navigator’s Nickel Plated Brass Chronometer. These precision time pieces were used by USAAF Bomber Navigators during WW2. The chronometer is in excellent condition with all original finish. The black face is 43mm diameter and has hour, minute , second hands & 2 inner dials with hands. The centre of the face has the manufacturer name ‘Hamilton’. The back of the case is stamped with manufacturer, contract and serial number detail ‘ FSSC No 88-W-590 Part No.37297 Serial No. 1279-42 Contract No. Nos-88266 (1942 U.S. Military Contract), Hamilton Watch Co (Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA)’. The Time piece works perfectly and is contained in its original fitted Teak case with hinged lid. The case is undamaged and has a sliding brass catch to securely hold the lid in place. The lid of the case has a glazed window to allow the chronometer to be viewed within the protective case on board the aircraft. The front of the case has a plate marked with manufacturer and model detail ‘ Aircraft navigational Watch Box BU Aero U.S. Navy Contract No N288 S.1191 FSSC No 88.B.860 The Pilliod Cabinet Co’. The underside of the case has 4 ball feet. The case measures 12cms x 12 cms x 5cms with lid closed. The price for this rare WW2 aviators piece includes UK delivery. Sn 15391
£975.00

Large Original WW1 / WW2 Era Laminated Mahogany Aircraft Hub Boss & Propeller With Stamped Markings Worthy Of Further Research. Sn 15402 - 15402
This is an original complete propeller with hub from a WW1 /WW2 era aircraft. Made of laminated mahogany it is in excellent condition with just minor chips to the blade tips but these do not detract from the appearance of the piece. The hub has a brass plate with large bolts. The wood of the boss has faint impressed markings some of which are readable and appear to be ‘D 22260, B26212, P 1. 75 D2.15 HP 350 & S???A’. The propeller is 8 feet in length, the boss is 7 ¾” diameter and 6 ¾” thick. This large piece is a great aviation display item and worthy of further research. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 15402
£695.00

**SOLD**SOLD**29/5**BOXED, MINT, UN-ISSUED, WW2 1942 Dated United States Army Air Force USAAF A-10 Standard 1943 Converted Fighter Pilot’s Oxygen Mask By Acushnet Process Company With Hose & Accessories. Sn 15339:27 - 15339:27
This is an original boxed WW2 USAAF pilot’s oxygen mask in near mint un-issued condition (see page 8 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld). The green rubber mask has embossed USAAF / Army property detail within a roundel on the face mask with order detail / codes, ’10-42’ date (October 1942) and ‘Acushnet’ manufacturer’s signature cartouches (all illustrated). The mask is fitted with its original rubber hose with alloy end nozzle and all clips, hooks and webbing straps with buckles are present. The mask is contained in its original green cardboard box of issue. The box has printed Acushnet Manufacturer / USAAF detail and 11-43 (November 1943) conversion information (all illustrated). The rear of the box has a holed tab for cockpit / wall hanging. The box contains an envelope with original issue spare clips, press studs and webbing tab accessories. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:27
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (30/05) WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked 22C/826 MK VII Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With Early Version Leather Strap & Hinged Visor . Sn 15339:26 - 15339:26
MK VII goggles officially replaced the MK IV series of goggles in July 1942, they used the same split angle lenses as their predecessor in a more contoured frame to better integrate with the new rubber oxygen mask. Early versions had leather head straps later versions had webbing straps (see pages 33 & 34 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original early example of the MK VII British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK VII features including hinged visor and early type leather head strap. The brass frame retains much of its original blue paint finish and is stamped with AM Crown and MK VII stores code 22C/826 together with number ‘1858’ (illustrated in image 2). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:26
£0.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked 22C/826 MK VII Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:25 - 15339:25
MK VII goggles officially replaced the MK IV series of goggles in July 1942, they used the same split angle lenses as their predecessor in a more contoured frame to better integrate with the new rubber oxygen mask (see page 33 & 34 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK VII British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK VII features apart from the absence of visor (hinge present). The blue painted brass frame is stamped with AM Crown and MK VII stores code 22C/826 together with number ‘1858’(illustrated in image 2). The correct webbing strap is clean undamaged and has the correct alloy buckles. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:25
£375.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IV Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles With MK IVB Strap . Sn 15339:24 - 15339:24
As a result of facial injuries reported by pilots to the Air Ministry, the MK IV series of goggles with alloy frames and visor were introduced (see page 31 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IV British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK IV features apart from the absence of hinged visor. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and MK IVB designation (illustrated in image 2). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:24
£395.00

MINT, BATTLE OF BRITAIN ERA, 1928 To Early WW2 British RAF Fighter Pilot’s Lightweight Flying Goggles (MK II) No Lenses Strap Marked ‘K8’. Sn 15339:23 - 15339:23
This style of goggle has become known as the MKII although no record exists of it by that title. Introduced in 1928 the pattern was obsolete before WW2 began but continued to be used throughout the early war years and are prevalent in contemporary pictures of Battle Of Britain fighter pilots (see page 29 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). The goggles in near mint condition should have flat laminate lenses but the lenses of our example are absent. The goggles have the correct light grey alloy frames, backed with brown material and correct brown simulated fur. The leather sprung head strap has the correct 2 adjustment buckles and is ink stamped ‘K8’. The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:23
£425.00

RARE, MINT, WW2 1940 British WD RAF Pilot’s Tan Cloth Pilot's Training Flying Helmet By M. Kaye With Correct Air Ministry Gosport Communication Tubes. Sn 15339:22 - 15339:22
An original rare to find WW2 RAF pilot's cloth flying helmet (see page 20 of the book Flying Headgear Of The World 1934-45 by Weld). The helmet is made of tan cloth with inner felt lining and mesh ear roundels. It has the correct cloth chin strap with buckle. The helmet is near mint, clean and undamaged. It has the correct ear flaps with press stud fasteners and the lining has a 1940 dated size label 6 ½ - 6 7/8 with manufacturer detail M.Kaye together with ‘WD arrow Q244’ ink stamp (illustrated). The helmet comes with original AM marked Gosport tubes, used for communication between Trainer pilot and co-pilot / trainee. The fabric covered flexible metal tubes are in excellent condition. The earpieces bakelite, each marked with A.M. King's Crown and reference numbers. The alloy jack is AM Crown marked (all illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price for rare WW2 set includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:22
£495.00

WW2 British RAF MK IIIA Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:21 - 15339:21
MK III & IIIa flying goggles represented a radical and short lived yet crucial departure from conventional AM goggle designs. The goggles were fitted with curved celluloid plastic lenses (see page 31 of Luftwaffe Vs RAF by Prodger). Our example of the MK III goggles is fitted with the correct part elasticated , part leather strap with buckle. These goggles are in excellent condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged. The leather starp is AM marked and has model designation and stores codes (illustrated). The display head illustrated in the images is not included. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:21
£350.00

WW2 British RAF Air Ministry Marked MK IV Fighter Pilot’s Flying Goggles. Sn 15339:20 - 15339:20
As a result of facial injuries reported by pilots to the Air Ministry MK IV goggles with alloy frames and visor were introduced (see page 31 of Luftwaffe vs RAF by Prodger). This is an original example of the MK IVB British RAF flying Goggles in good condition. The goggles are clean & undamaged with correct MK IV features apart from the absence of hinged visor. The leather strap is impressed with Air Ministry ‘A Crown M’ mark and partially visible stores codes (illustrated in image 2). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15339:20
£395.00
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