“Bailout” Breathing Oxygen
Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.92
A brown fabric bag contains a green tank of pressurized oxygen. The tank has a pressure gauge at its top, a tap handle above the gauge, and a rubber hose attached to the valve.
Alternative Name: Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen
Primary Materials: Steel
The green bottle has the words “Aviator Breathing Oxygen” stenciled on it in white paint. The fabric bag has the following text printed on it in black lettering:
“U. S. AIRFORCE
BAILOUT BREATHING OXYGEN
DWG. No. 42G7365”
Dimensions (cm): Length = 8.5, Width = 8, Height = 37
This item is apparently meant as an emergency oxygen supply for aviators.
Very good: The valve and its handle are slightly corroded.