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  • Overalls, Civilian Factory Workers

    Overalls, Civilian Factory Workers

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12466

    Second World War period overalls worn by aircraft factory worker Edith Fosdike who was employed at AV Roe, Chadderton (Manchester) between 1940-1943. Mrs Fosdike was one of fifty women who worked on the 'Burr' bench, responsible for filing...

  • sand bucket

    sand bucket


    FEQ 421

    Second World War period ARP bucket designed to be filled with sand or water for dealing with incendiary bombs. British home front associations.

  • Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1943

    MUN 2446

    The German SD 2 'Butterfly Bomb' was used on a large scale during the Second World War, and was designed as an anti-personnel/fragmentation weapon. They were delivered by air, being dropped in containers that opened at a predetermined height,...

  • black-out curtain fasteners

    black-out curtain fasteners

    (Equipment) Made by: Newey's

    EPH 4504

    Second World War period blackout curtain-fasteners (made by Newey's) which were intended to be screwed into the wall around the window frame. A separate pack had to be purchased with the 'other side' of the snaps to sew onto the curtain,...

  • badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4635

    Second World War British Home Front 'V' for Victory Favour badge. The responsibility and origins of the 'V' for Victory campaign lay with the BBC who in July 1941, in the wake of the desperate Russian defensive operations following...

  • dog's gas mask

    dog's gas mask

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2907

    gas mask, with cotton drill carrying bag and leaflet.

  • respirator, anti-gas, 'Civilian Duty'

    respirator, anti-gas, 'Civilian Duty'

    (Equipment) Made by: P B C (mask)

    EQU 2594

    Respirator with canister: black leather mask with round glass eyepieces in metal surrounds; rubber exhale valve flap protrudes from font of nose; front of mask is open, with cylindrical canister inserted into opening and sealed with metal clip ring;...

  • war savings commemorative plaque, British

    war savings commemorative plaque, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: De La Rue Plastics 1943

    EPH 4621

    Second World War British home front war savings campaign plaque in moulded bakelite, manufactured by De La Rue Plastics. The rectangular ivory-coloured plastic presentation wall plaque specifically commemorates support for the 'Per Ardua Ad Astra...

  • fuze timer (electro-mechanical)

    fuze timer (electro-mechanical)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: atb (Hydrometer AG)

    MUN 3867

    Second World War German electro-mechanical fuze timer that was removed from a parachute mine, which fell through the top of a large gasometer at Garston Gas Works, Liverpool, on 28 November 1940. The mine was made safe by Temporary Lieutenant (later...

  • badge, 'V for Victory', British

    badge, 'V for Victory', British

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 528

    Second World War period 'V' for Victory patriotic propaganda badge, British Home Front associations.