RFC/RNAS/RAF Oxygen Masks and Sidcot suits

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RFC/RNAS/RAF Oxygen Masks and Sidcot suits

Postby 7thLeicesters » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:31 pm

Reproduction RFC/RNAS/RAF Aero Oxygen Mask Mk 1 will be available soon - they were used by day bomber crews from 1917 onwards (DH4, DH9, DH9A etc), and possibly by other aircrew - is anyone interested?

The reproductions will consist of the mask and the tubing which ran to an oxygen cylinder mounted underneath the aircraft - I don't have any information on the cylinder and it would be a large piece of equipment, so it will just be a hose (but of sufficient length to be will hidden inside a Sidcot suit/other flight clothing). Speaking of Sidcots, i'm currently gathering together people/organisations wanting them to get a sizeable batch made - again, let me know if interested


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Re: RFC/RNAS/RAF Oxygen Masks and Sidcot suits

Postby Lord Byron » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:17 pm

7thLeicesters wrote:Reproduction RFC/RNAS/RAF Aero Oxygen Mask Mk 1 will be available soon - they were used by day bomber crews from 1917 onwards (DH4, DH9, DH9A etc), and possibly by other aircrew - is anyone interested?

The reproductions will consist of the mask and the tubing which ran to an oxygen cylinder mounted underneath the aircraft - I don't have any information on the cylinder and it would be a large piece of equipment, so it will just be a hose (but of sufficient length to be will hidden inside a Sidcot suit/other flight clothing). Speaking of Sidcots, i'm currently gathering together people/organisations wanting them to get a sizeable batch made - again, let me know if interested


Rob, you might want to check out:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/180748/

In particular, these might be of interest to you on the Sidcot front:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/180748/t ... idcot+Suit

http://www.blueswallowaircraft.com/html/sales_area.html


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Maker of reproduction WW1 and WW2 paperwork, eg 1915 AB64's, Officer's AB439's, Memorial Scrolls, etc:

http://www.thefunkhole.co.uk/

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Postby 7thLeicesters » Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:39 pm

Thanks - I was talking to BSA but their Sidcots are not reproductions of the WW1 type, the owner of the company told me himself they were not based on any original Sidcot suit, hence why i'm currently getting together a number of people to get an accurate one made - surprised no one's bothered before as there's a lot of interest


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