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  • Respirator, Anti-Gas, Civilian Duty (Queen Mary)

    Respirator, Anti-Gas, Civilian Duty (Queen Mary)

    part of "Respirator, Anti-Gas, Civilian Duty (Queen Mary)" (Equipment)

    EQU 3963.1

    Respirator mask, filter Face mask made of black rubber fitted with two glass eyepieces within metal frames. To the 'nose' is fitted an expanding rubber outlet valve with a black lacquered metal filter fitted to the snout (the filter features a...

  • powdered milk, Swift's

    powdered milk, Swift's

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: SWIFT BROOKFIELD

    EPH 5757

    Circular silver tin containing Swift's Brookfield Powdered Whole Milk, there is a white paper label wrapped all around with red and green lettering and decoration

  • ARP satchel with first aid kit

    ARP satchel with first aid kit


    SUR 624

    Air Raid Warden's haversack with ARP lamp affixed to front to satchel, complete with contents : Warden's Report Forms and pencil, Eyeshields Anti-Gas Mk II, Chart of War Gases, typescript document listing first aid posts & fire stations etc...

  • Respirator, anti-gas, C.3 Baby Protective Helmet

    Respirator, anti-gas, C.3 Baby Protective Helmet


    EQU 3965

    Respirator. A metal-framed step-in helmet covered in green rubberised fabric with a transparent window within a black rubber mask. There is a rubber bellows pump fitted to the left of the respirator (hand-operated) and the infant is secured into the...

  • truncheon, Home Guard

    truncheon, Home Guard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 2192

    This lead-weighted wooden truncheon was issued to 55th County of Lancaster Battalion Home Guard. It was evidently used while mounting guard at Manchester Collieries Ltd of Walkden. A shortage of firearms meant that many improvised weapons were employed...

  • whistle, ARP

    whistle, ARP

    (Equipment) Made by: J Hudson & Co, Birmingham

    EPH 8616

    Silver-coloured tubular metal ARP whistle without lanyard, the manufacturer's name 'A.R.P. J. HUDSON & Co., BARR ST., HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM' is engraved across the top.

  • dog's gas mask

    dog's gas mask

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2907

    gas mask, with cotton drill carrying bag and leaflet.

  • badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    badge, British, Women's Home Defence Force

    (uniforms and insignia) Made by: Collins, London

    INS 7986

    Second World War, British Home Front, Women's Home Defence Force (WHD) badge. An unofficial organisation founded by Dr Edith Summerskill (nicknamed 'Flossie Bang Bang'), Labour MP for Fulham West, in December 1941. No uniform was worn...

  • Practice 8lb Shell for 3in OSB Gun (Smith Gun)

    Practice 8lb Shell for 3in OSB Gun (Smith Gun)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3307

    Second World War British practice shell which formed part of the equipment for the Smith Gun, one of the several different forms of 'pipe gun' produced in Great Britain in 1940 as rapid replacements for the large numbers of conventional guns...

  • Ancilliary equipment: headphones

    Ancilliary equipment: headphones


    COM 1504

    Set of headphones with an adjustable metal head band onto which two black plastic head pieces are attached. Coming out of them is a long black and red wire with a one-pin plug at the end.