26) A good original British military service respirator and haversack. This is a very nice early set most parts dated 1937, the filter 1939. it comes with a near mint 1937 dated tube of Anti-Dim ointment and an original good handful of cotton waste. The respirator face mask is excellent. The rubber soft and supple like new. Marked as size normal and dated 1937 to all parts. The head straps are good and still elasticated but do show some stretching. The head pad good and soft and dated 1937. The lenses and metalwork are in nice order. The tube is again good. the canister is good with its nice early colour, the base has been squashed a little to one end but nothing too bad (see photos) it is nicely dated 1939. The haversack is in nice order with a nice early colour to it. It shows dirt from use to the rear where it has rubbed on the wearer during service. The inside is excellent. the inside flap is again nicely marked MKV and dated 1937. It comes with its original near perfect tube of anti-dim ointment dated 1937 and a good correct handful size bundle of original cotton waste. These early sets are now pretty hard to find.
AS WITH ALL EARLY RESPIRATORS THIS ITEM IS SAFE TO HANDLE AND DISPLAY BUT NOT SAFE TO WEAR OR USE.