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 wartime RAF aircrew.
The mask superseded the earlier canvas D-type oxygen mask.
It is basically the same as the first pattern of E type mask, but the E* has an anti-suffocation valve on the left side, and an elastic harness strap instead of leather.
Air Ministry Ref No. 6D/624.
This example is in a very good condition, fitted with a 10A/12570 microphone plus wiring loom and plug, and the added bonus of an oxygen hose and retaining clip.
The rubber mask is still supple (this is a genuine wartime issue mask) with some slight cracking.
It has a white rubber stamp mark on the outer edge, plus rubber Air Ministry Ref No. stamps on the leather parts of the harness straps.
The inside chamois leather edging strip is still clean, also with a rubber stamp.
Overall the mask is In a very good 'used' condition (guaranteed to be wartime issue).
Due to ongoing issues with European Customs, this item is NOT FOR SALE to the EU.