42) Excellent WW2 Brit Service Respirator & Haversack Marked J.R.Muth AOIT 112-1, 57TH KT. A Comp. Home Guard?

Service respirator & haversack 57th Kent Home Guard?

SKU: WWW20916

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£95.00

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42) A good original British military service respirator and haversack. This pair has matching details to the same man so have been together since day 1. The respirator face mask is excellent. The rubber soft and supple with just very slight surface crazing in places but very minor. Marked as size normal and dated May 1941. The head straps are good and still elasticated. The head pad good and soft and dated 1941. It has an original cloth tab in place which is marked “J.R.Muth AOIT 112-1, 57TH KT. A Coy” Not sure what AOIT stands for? The lenses and metalwork is in nice order. The tube is again good. the canister is excellent and dated 1941. The haversack is in nice order with a nice colour where it has been Blancoed. The inside is excellent. the inside flap is again nicely marked “J.R.Muth AOIT 112-1, 57TH KT. A Comp” We think this is for the 57th Kent Home Guard?. A good reserchable item.
AS WITH ALL EARLY RESPIRATORS THIS ITEM IS SAFE TO HANDLE AND DISPLAY BUT NOT SAFE TO WEAR OR USE.

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Weight 1.95 kg

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