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  • warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 175

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warning sign. A sign of this type was included in the fabric of the Cabinet War Rooms and used more generally to indicate air raid conditions to personnel sheltering in deep bomb proofs, control...

  • sand bucket

    sand bucket

    (Equipment)

    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.

  • 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,...

  • ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    (Equipment)

    EPH 2958

    Second World War period British home front 'ceiling pike' used by Air Raid Precautions (ARP) personnel for dislodging potentially dangerous remnants of house debris, following bomb damage by enemy action.

  • 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;...

  • Boots' Air Raid Precautions First Aid Case with contents

    Boots' Air Raid Precautions First Aid Case with contents

    (Equipment) Made by: Boots Limited

    SUR 625

    This Air Raid Precautions (ARP) First Aid Case (actually a cardboard box with a hinged lid), dates from the early part of the Second World War. It was retailed by Boots the Chemist. It is a typical example of the type of first aid kit with which...

  • bell, ARP

    bell, ARP

    (Equipment) 1939

    EPH 3270

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden's 'all clear' hand bell. If a gas attack was suspected warning was given locally by means of the ARP warden's hand rattle and the all clear was announced through the...

  • ARP incendiary bomb scoop: British

    ARP incendiary bomb scoop: British

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 865

    Second World War period Air Raid Precautions (ARP) 'incendiary scop'. The scoop was used for shovelling sand on an incendiary bomb or even, as circumstances allowed, the dislodgement and removal of small incendiary bomb devices. British home...

  • ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    ARP ceiling pike [debris prodder]

    (Equipment)

    EPH 2957

    Second World War period British Home Front 'ceiling pike' used by Air Raid Precautions (ARP) personnel for dislodging potentially dangerous remnants of house debris, following bomb damage by enemy action.

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

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

    (Equipment)

    EQU 3717

    Filter sealed.

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