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A very good and the second example I am offering of a Kriegsmarine Hydrometer used to determine the density of sea water, critical for the trimming of U Boats. Although serving the same purpose this example differs in design to the previous item. The instrument is in undamaged working condition and contained within the original card storage tube with an overall length of 335mm.
A good clear Kriegsmarine property mark remains
A very good example of a Kriegsmarine Hydrometer used to determine the density of sea water, critical for the trimming of U Boats.
The Kriegsmarine property mark remains but is now quite faint and visible only on close inspection, the instrument is in undamaged working condition and contained within the original card storage tube with an overall length of 335mm.
A very good example of a Wehrmacht Handladesatz HLS.a1 (Handgenerator) for charging 2,4v radio batteries.
Overall condition is very good with some loss to the paint only. Impossible tell if it actually produces a charge but it winds as it should and appears free from mechanical damage. On the base the manufacture’s plate remains in place and shows a date of 1942.
Dimensions are 230mm x 90mm x 110mm with a weight of 3.3kgs.
Although a little dusty and somewhat toned with age, this is the first set of flat Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot’s wings I have personally seen.
Perhaps intended for wear on the less frequently seen Blouse (Battledress) top the wings are in overall very good condition and clearly removed from a uniform.
Note the lack of any beading trim along the top of each wing, a sign of a good original pair of wings.
An outstanding example of a US manufactured Battledress Blouse and Trousers, extensively issued to British and Commonwealth troops as part of the lend-lease agreement enacted during WW11.
A good size 13 (38-39 chest and 33-34 waist), both pieces are clearly dated 1943 and in as new condition, showing no signs of ever having been used.
The Blouse has been tailored as was allowed for Officers, and a smart open collar created along with multiple back pleating for a smarter look.
Sadly, neither item is named but it may be possible to find the name of the original owner from the medal ribbons, rank and regiment.
The Blouse is ranked to a Lieutenant Colonel and sports the green shamrock of the 38th Infantry Brigade which composed Irish Regiments which were part of the 78th Division. This no doubt explains the Africa and Italy stars, where the division saw heavy fighting. Other ribbons include the British Empire Medal, The General Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the 1937 Coronation Medal. On the right shoulder is an Irish Regiment Formation Patch to the Royal Ulster Rifles. Clearly, this was a career Officer.
A near excellent pair with just a very slight difference in colours between the Blouse and Trousers
A superb and unissued example of a late Soft Shell Holster for the P38 Pistol.
The Holster has clearly remained stored with the flap open since manufacture and overall condition must be described as excellent.
Stampings are clear and include the very rare Police eagle.
It would be impossible to upgrade this example
An exceptionally nice original copy of the June 1940 Air Force List which has formed a cherished part of my own reference library for some thirty years.
Overall condition is very good, the covers retaining their original colour and all pages free from damage.
Reprints now exist and the information contained in these lists is available elsewhere but there can be no substitute for the original piece which, in this case, was sitting on an airfield somewhere awaiting the start of the Battle of Britain.
This is not a reprint.
An original and very scarce copy of the May 1922 Monthly Air Force List in very good condition with just light distress to the covers.
All pages are present and securely in place.
Interesting to note that individual Squadrons are listed with names.
A very good example of private purchase NCOs and enlisted mans Saddle Form Schirmmutze Service Cap.
Tailored in a good quality field grey wool and trimmed top and bottom with the red waffenfarbe of the artillery branch of service which is repeated along the lower edge of the dark green cap band.
The visor or peak is black lacquered Vulkan Fibre and is without damage. The insignia comprises a stamped metal eagle with a cockade of aluminium both of which are in very good condition as is the three part black leather chinstrap.
Inside, the ventilated sweatband is in good condition with loss to the red foam padding at the underside at the brow. The celluloid diamond shaped protector is complete but the green lining does show signs of perspiration.
The cap is free from moth damage or stains and is in overall very good condition.
One of the least often encountered Regiments in the wartime economy badge range.
Very good undamaged condition on blades by A Stanley and Sons, Walsall.
Part of a large collection of genuine plastic economy badges I have recently acquired.
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