RAF E* Oxygen Mask
An 'Original' WW2, RAF E* Oxygen Mask.
This pattern is a modified version of the E mask, which was the first all rubber oxygen mask to be produced for WW2 RAF Aircrew.
This mask superseded the earlier canvas D-type oxygen mask.
Basically the same as the first pattern of E type mask, the E* has an anti-suffocation valve on the left side, and Elastic harness straps instead of leather.
Air Ministry Ref No. 6D/624.
This example is in a very good condition, fitted with a 10A/12570 microphone and lead and an oblong type plug.
The rubber has some minor cracking, mainly to the edge, (see photo's) but otherwise it is still nice and supple (this is a genuine wartime issue mask).
The Elastic straps are good, and Not stretched, and are rubber stamped.
The Leather support ring is stamped 6D/628.
The inside chamois leather edging strip is still clean (with a rubber stamp still showing).
In a very good overall condition.