USAAF Type H-1 emergency oxygen cylinder bailout bottle
Heavy bomber crew H-1 O2 oxygen bailout bottle. Reports from the field had Pilots and aircrew losing conciseness after bailing out high altitudes. The solution was to wear this bottle strapped to their leg or on the parachute harness, then having the wherewithal to manually turn the valve uncoiling the tube and putting the nozzle in your mouth while in free fall or descending under duress, the rubber tube is missing. In excellent condition, with H-2 type canvas bag, legstraps, drawstring. Bottle is empty. Dated 4-44 on the steel cylinder. Nice set.
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