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5653
Original DH82 Tiger Moth Propeller and Spinner - Click for the bigger picture SoldOriginal DH82 Tiger Moth Propeller and Spinner - This example was purchased for my own collection back in 2011 and has since that date has graced the wall of our Oldnautibits HQ. However a growing collection of assorted propellers has necessitated a thinning out of the collection and it is time for this stunning example to be rehomed. It last flew on DH82 De Havilland Tiger Moth 11 back in 1987. The airframe construction number is 82102 and was manufactured in 1939 was taken on charge with the Royal Air Force with serial number N6847. On line research indicates the airframe was converted to a Thruxton Jackaro and obtained its C of A 15th May 1959 but was converted back to the Tiger Moth spec in 1984 and is currently airworthy in its original RAF configuration and colour scheme.

The propeller, despite being in very good condition, comes without paperwork and is for sale purely as an impressive display piece and is of a fine pitch variety. The previous owner made up a very useful metal wall mount which is included with the sale and is set off by a metal spinner as shown in our illustration. The hub has various stampings on it but these are largely obscured by the paintwork. As shown in the photograph the wooden propeller is finished in a high gloss black lacquer with yellow tips. It measures 80" long (2030 cm) tip to tip and weighs about 8 kilos. As with all out stock more detailed pictures are available on request. Personal pick up would be preferred on this one but we can look into the possibility of courier delivery if you can advise the destination address. We have noticed a replica Tiger Moth prop currently for sale in the UK over £1000; here you can buy an original with mount and spinner for rather less!

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Spider's Web 'Cobweb' Gun Sight - Click for the bigger picture SoldSpider's Web 'Cobweb' Gun Sight - This is only the second example of this pattern we have had in 20 years trading. The previous one we described as 'believed to be from a Bofor's gun' although we have been unable to establish conclusively its origins. This example is in rather better condition than the other, with most of its original matt black paint in place. We assume it dates to circa WWII and is of British origins, but we stand to be corrected. Whatever its history it is an impressive display piece. The diameter of the sight is 7.5" (19 cm) and it stands 11" (28 cm) measured top to bottom. If any visors to the site can add anything to our knowledge please get in touch and we will update our description.
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This is a Used Book
The Fairey Aviation Company Ltd Works Rules - Click for the bigger picture SoldThe Fairey Aviation Company Ltd Works Rules

Fairey Aviation was a British aircraft manufacturer founded in 1915 by Sir Richard Fairey as the Fairey Aviation Company Ltd manufacturing seaplanes based in Hayes Middlesex and Heaton Chapel, Ringway in Greater Manchester. They made a number of famous aircraft in WWII including the Swordfish, Fulmar fighters and Barracuda dive-bombers. Fairey's also built 498 Bristol Beaufighter aircraft and over 660 Handley Page Halifax bombers in their northern facilities. Post war they produced the Firefly and Gannet for the Fleet Air Arm and assisted with sub-contracts from de Havilland for Vampire and Venom jet fighters. In the late 1950's Fairey developed the Fairey Rotodyne, a unique aircraft that was probably ahead of its time, an example of which I well remember building as an Airfix kit as a boy in the 1960's. The company subsequently diversified into mechanical engineering and boat-building and the aircraft manufacturing arm was taken over by Westland Aircraft in 1960 and following a series of mergers and takeovers, the principal successor businesses now trade as FBM Babcock Marine Ltd and Spectris PLC.

Here we have a set of original hard cover bound 'Woks Rules' that remain in very crisp overall condition. The booklet contains 10 pages of regulations and details exactly what employees can and can not do whilst on the works premises including smoking restrictions, payment arrangements and even the official secrets act! The front cover carries the Fairy logo and the binding remains strong. The rules are not dated but clearly must date from pre 1960. A fascinating insight into one of the great names in British aviation.

Pages: 10
Cover: Hard
Author: The Directors Fairey Aviation

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USAAF A-11 Flight Trousers - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A-11 Flight Trousers - A good issued set manufactured by Bobrich Manufacturing Corp, with a 32 waist and a 1944 contract date. Finished in olive drab cotton with full length leg zips, fly zip, zipped side pockets and numerous other pockets. Interestingly the top of the left leg carries stencil detail of the original owner. This is no longer 100% clear but appears to read Simpson G and below 91st F. B. S. which we assume relates to the 91st Fighter Bomber Squadron.

Overall the material is in good condition but with the odd mark and snag associated with an issued item. All of the zips function correctly although the the final 1" of the right side main leg zip zip at the ankle end does not function but is unnoticeable from a display point of view. The alpaca lining is very clean whilst the knitted anklets have minor moth damage. The original leather and fabric braces are fitted. These flight trousers were used in conjunction with with the B-15/B-15A flying jackets and this combination was standardised on the 11th April 1944.

5160
Royal Flying Corps Trench Art Tray - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Trench Art Tray - Another absolute stunner that has come in from a top RFC private collector. Whilst its history has again been lost it is clear the hands that made it, almost certainly during WWI, were very skilled. It is beautifully crafted and aptly fits the description 'bespoke' with laid in marquetry and an impressive RFC pilots wings carved in the centre. We believe this to be a one off handmade piece of trench art rather than being commercially produced. Looking at some of the laminated timber it could well have been made from scrap propeller wood but we can't be 100% sure on this but this was often the source of donor materials for such objects. The lightly waxed timber simply glows in the sunlight and despite being IRO 100 + years old is in near perfect condition with no rot, worm or other damage. The reverse is finished in a brown velvet that remains sound but has age related marks. A really special display item and of a quality that makes it a one off. It measures an impressive 18.5" x 12.5" (46.5 cm x 32 cm).

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WWI RFC/RAF Air Safety Poster 'The Last Loop - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWI RFC/RAF Air Safety Poster 'The Last Loop - On offer is a very scarce original WWI instructional lithograph poster issued by Air Technical Services on 6th April 1918. The RAF was created on April 1, 1918 and was formed by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) so this dates from just 5 days after the conception of the new service and together with its partner is the first example we have owned in 20 years trading. These Royal Flying Corps/RAF training posters were used to teach novice pilots during the First World War basic skills to help maximise their chances of surviving longer than the average. In 1916, the war entered its most deadly phase and reduced an RFC pilot's average life to just 18 hours in the air, having completed just 15 hours solo before being posted operationally. The RFC became known as 'The Suicide Club' with new pilots lasting, with average luck, just 11 days from arrival on the front and by early 1917, the Royal Flying Corp was losing 12 aircraft and 20 crew every day.

With this background it was essential for novice aircrew to minimise risks. We found an identical example in the Imperial War Museum collection and have borrowed their description here : 'The image occupies the majority, held within a black border. The title and text are separate and located along the bottom edge, in black, partially held within a black border. Further text is integrated and positioned in the lower right, in black and all set against a white background. The image is a depiction of the aftermath of an aerial dogfight between two aircraft. A British scout loops the loop in triumph after downing a German fighter (an Albatross D. III that entered squadron service in December 1916, and was immediately acclaimed by German aircrews for its manoeuvrability and rate of climb), only to lose control due to a badly damaged rudder and tail plane'. This is supported by the integral text : 'This diagram is the property of H. M. Government and is intended for Official use only. WHILE DOWNING A HUN YOUR MACHINE MAY HAVE BEEN SERIOUSLY DAMAGED WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE, UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES ANY UNNECESSARY 'STUNTING' IS TO BE AVOIDED. 'THE LAST LOOP. 'AIR TECHNICAL SERVICES 0. T5 1544 6.4.18'

The fine and emotive image remains very crisp and it has not been pinned to a notice board. The only issue is snag damage to the paper in the top right corner (shown in pic6). This is in the cloud area but framed and glazed would hardly notice. It has been repaired on the back with tape and condition is exactly as it came to us. Otherwise no issues at all and the artwork remains very clear with no fading, foxing or other damage. The print measures 31.50" x 19.75" (77 cm x 50 cm) and came in with a partner safety poster that we are also listing today. Whilst on offer individually they would make great complementary pair and to encourage a double purchase we will offer a 10% discount on list price of both for a single sale. These posters turn up so infrequently they are hard to price but we did spot one in the series sold at auction in the US in April this year and with commission the new owner paid $1,000 or £ 800.00 The same auctioneer, LA-based Nate D Sanders had a set of 10 posters for sale recently and these were estimated at a hammer price of £6,000 or $7,500. Ours represents a rather better investment and we have also priced to reflect the area of damage mentioned. We suspect we will be unlikely to find more of the same anytime soon so grab the opportunity whilst you can, as when they are gone they are gone!

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WWI RFC/RAF Air Safety Poster 'Low Flying- Avoid Barrages' - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWI RFC/RAF Air Safety Poster 'Low Flying- Avoid Barrages' - On offer is a very scarce original WWI instructional lithograph poster issued by the Royal Air Force Technical Diagram Department on 21st October 1918. The RAF was created on April 1, 1918 and was formed by the amalgamation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) so this dates from the very conception of the Royal Air Force and the first example we have owned in 20 years trading. These Royal Flying Corps/RAF training posters were used to teach novice pilots during the First World War basic skills to help maximise their chances of surviving longer than the average. In 1916, the war entered its most deadly phase and reduced an RFC pilot's average life to just 18 hours in the air, having completed just 15 hours solo before being posted operationally. The RFC became known as 'The Suicide Club' with new pilots lasting, with average luck, just 11 days from arrival on the front and by early 1917, the Royal Flying Corp was losing 12 aircraft and 20 crew every day.

With this background it was essential for novice aircrew to minimise risks and in this case the image is clear that flying low over a battlefield barrage was not to be recommended and better by far to take a more indirect route home, even if this meant longer flying over enemy held territory. The dangers faced were not exaggerated as years ago we were offered a display mounted small calibre shell that has been grabbed by an Observer in flight at the top of its trajectory -or so the display plaque said! The drawing is finely detailed and whilst painted by an unknown artist he clearly had battlefield experience. The aircraft depicted flying low over the barrage in the centre of the print seems to be an SE5A with his wingman, again flying low and in potential danger is off to starboard.

The fine and emotive image remains crisp and clear and it has not been pinned to a notice board and seeing its late issue date may have avoided seeing service that might explain it exceptional condition despite its 102 years of age. It measures 31.50" x 19.75" (77 cm x 50 cm) and would look fantastic framed and glazed. This came in with a partner earlier issue air safety poster 'The Last Loop' that we are also listing today. Whilst on offer individually they would make great complementary pair and to encourage a double purchase we will offer a 10% discount on list price for a single sale. These posters turn up so infrequently they are hard to price but we did spot one in the series sold at auction in the US in April this year and with commission the new owner paid $1,000 or £ 800.00 The same auctioneer, LA-based Nate D Sanders had a set of 10 posters for sale and these were estimated at a hammer price of £6,000 or $7,500. Ours represents a rather better investment!

5163
WWI Aviation Treen Trench Art Box - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWI Aviation Treen Trench Art Box - This item came from the same collection as the fine RFC tray we have just listed. It is again beautifully crafted and has a very sculptural shape with a lovely curve to it. It is made from waxed and polished laminated hardwood, probably mahogany. This one we are almost certain has been made from a donor scrapped propeller and whilst we have no way of knowing looking at the build quality it could well have been made by the same person who crafted the tray. Measures 7" long by 2.25" high by 1.5" wide at its widest point (18 cm long by 5.5 cm high by about 4 cm).

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RNAS Trench Art Propeller Hub Clock - Click for the bigger picture SoldRNAS Trench Art Propeller Hub Clock - Another beautiful example of the trench art craft at its very best! Many of the prop hub/clock conversions that we have seen over the years can look a bit hit and miss, or spoiled by the inappropriate addition of a modern clock but this is the exception. The curve of the original propeller blade blends finely into the line of the hub, in which is set off by a very fine 8 day clock and the finished effect is close to sculptural.

Whilst yet again its maker and history are not known, below the clock dial is mounted in relief an RNAS eagle, so we assume that to be the origins of the donor prop although we do not have clues as to the type of aircraft it came from. Whilst a little indistinct below the eagle are the original propeller stamps, including an AID 357 inspectors stamp. The Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) was the air arm of the Royal Navy, under the direction of the Admiralty's Air Department, and existed formally from 1 July 1914 to 1 April 1918, when it was merged with the Army's Royal Flying Corps to form the Royal Air Force, the world's first independent air force. It seems almost certain therefore this was crafted sometimes during the 1914-18 War.

It remains in very sound condition with no rot or worm but it does have a minor crack in timber below the RNAS eagle, that could well be as a result of an accident and why the prop became unserviceable. It is made from laminated timber and is beautifully waxed and polished. This functional yet decorative bit of aviation art has been enjoyed in my own personal collection for the last 11 years. When it was purchased we had the clock movement serviced (our clock repairer was very complimentary about the quality of the movement and indicated it may be French) so after this period of time it may be worth having it serviced again but suffice to say it is working perfectly at the moment and keeping excellent time. It comes complete with period key and the winding and hand adjustments are carried out from the rear by removing the brass panel. The clock stands 11 1/2" tall and is 10 1/2" wide measured on the base (29 cm x27 cm).

6603
Royal Flying Corps Mk I Bigsworth Board by Blériot - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Mk I Bigsworth Board by Blériot - In 20 years trading this is only the third example of one of these early boards we have been fortunate enough to source and offer for sale. Both the others were manufactured by 'The General Instrument and Engineering Co. Ltd', London whilst this one is stamped on the reverse 'Bleriot London', with the manufacturers details again being confirmed on the spares envelope as 'Bleriot Ltd, 4, Catesby St, Walworth, S. E.17'. On line research indicates BLERIOT traded as Bleriot-Odkent, London and was stablished 1905 making head, side and tail lamps, dynamos, lighting sets and it seems aviation map boards! In September 1910 Blériot opened a flying school at the newly established Hendon aerodrome near London and another in July 1914 at Brooklands in Surrey and also established a small factory there, becoming known as the Air Navigation and Engineering Company; ANEC survived until 1926. Blériot also built a large aircraft factory on Station Road, Addlestone in 1917; aircraft constructed were taken by road to Brooklands for final assembly and test flying.

We have no idea how many of these map boards Blériot's company made but our guess is not many and this is a rare survivor. It comes in it's original card box, that is now showing significant age wear, but is amazing it has survived at all. The instrument, known in service as ' a Bigsworth' board' was issued to aircraft navigators and observers in the RFC and RNAS so that they had a convenient way to plot their aircraft's course in flight, of course in an open cockpit. The inventor was Air Commodore Arthur Wellesley Bigsworth CMG, DSO & Bar, AFC, who was a pioneer aviator who had a distinguished military career and the man Captain W. E. Johns named his famous character "Biggles" after! The board features and acetate retaining cover (now showing some age wear) and beneath is an equally scarce original RFC chart, sheet 32, dated April 1916 showing the Melun area of Northern France where the first Battle of the Marne was fought in 1914. These charts were specifically made for the board and the acetate prevents it being blown away in the slipstream.

The board is fitted with a moveable protractor arm that carries a combined protractor/parallel rule acetate and the spares envelope contains an alternative protractor featuring a different scale (now showing some age damage). The reverse of the board is in close to mint condition, carrying the embossed makers details as mentioned, together with a Ministry arrow property mark and another in a square that may be an AID inspectors stamp. We understand these chart boards continued to be used by the RAF during the 1930's and looking at the design it clearly influenced the far more common larger WWII map board stores reference 6B/137. This is a museum quality item that rarely appears on the collectors market and with the added bonus of carrying the Blériot name, one of the most famous to be associated with the very early days of aviation. Measures 14"x 14" (36 cm x 36 cm)

PC226
White Cotton Flying/Motoring Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldWhite Cotton Flying/Motoring Helmet - On offer is a very basic unlined white cotton flying or motoring helmet. It has no provision for any communication equipment but would have given a certain amount of hair protection from wind buffeting in the air or on the road. It does not carry any manufacturers label and the only information gleaned from the inside is a pencil size mark of 6.75 and a confirming paper label giving the same information. The only other clue we have to its origins is a '1940' ink date stamp to the chin strap. This may be original but it is possible it has been added to this helmet to sex it up and create more demand. Actually we would date it as being more likely to have originated in the 1930's and whilst the helmet is the real deal the jury is out over the date! It certainly looks the part and gives that classic 'Amy Johnson' (or Keith Park) look for a very modest price!

PC221
Luftwaffe Electrically Heated Channel Trousers - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Electrically Heated Channel Trousers - The two piece 'flight suit was introduced in the spring of 1941, and replaced the more cumbersome one piece flight suits and were was commonly referred to as the "Kanalanzug" (Channel Uniform). The 'Kanal' trousers were first issued in blue/grey cotton and in late 1943 a leather version was offered, often to ME 262 pilots flying in defence of Germany. The standard characteristic of the trousers are two large frontal pockets, here with Prym marked snaps together with numerous other snap and zip closure pockets all designed to hold an assortment of safety aids in the event of ditching over water. The zips are all original and carry the leather pull tabs. Some are marked RHEINNNANDEL whilst others are by ZIPP, with lightning bolt logo and the ankle zips are by RAPID.

This set is the scarce electrically heated variant with all the connecting wires and connecting plugs intact. These two piece suits were not actually heated in themselves but carried a 24 volt power supply from the aircraft and enabled heated gloves and boots to be connected to the jacket and trousers. Inside they feature the characteristic blue velveteen that remains in very good condition. In the waist band is sewn a makers label named to 'Karl Heisler' Berlin C2, Magazin Str 14' and below and ink stamped 'Great No 23790'. The label carries an uncompleted date stamp reading 194 and a BA inspectors stamp. It also has a hand written name 'Prfm Hamann' which we believe to be the original owner although we have no information on him.

Generally the cloth is in above the average condition and very clean but the garment does show signs of service wear, mainly where the inside lower legs have rubbed together above the boots. One area has what appears to be a period repair but on display this hardly notices. In addition one of the closure snaps is missing from bottom of one of the front pockets but agin is invisible on display. The canvas waist adjusting belt and loops for the braces/ suspenders remain in place, although the suspenders are no longer present. Those with a copy of 'Deutsche Luftwaffe' can check out a near identical set illustrated on pages 252-261. An increasingly scarce and desirable example that would sit happily in any collection.

5514
RAF Police Arm Band - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Police Arm Band - A near mint example in excellent original condition. RAF Police arm bands were first authorised in service in 1944. Two types were produced, one in wool with a two pronged buckle and the other, a printed version with brass poppers. More recent examples had Newey snap fasteners, while current examples have velcro fastenings and also carry rank insignia. This example would be hard to improve upon. Measures 18" (46 cm)
6800
RCAF/RAF Flying Helmet Sponge Rubber Inserts - Click for the bigger picture SoldRCAF/RAF Flying Helmet Sponge Rubber Inserts - On offer are a matched pair of original WWII RCAF marked flying helmet receiver inserts. These were used on both RAF and RCAF B type flying helmets as well as with both the early and later patterns of the FAA C-type helmets. Originals hardly ever turn up these days and many that do are brittle and perished are of no use in serving their intended purpose. These are an absolutely pristine set and both fully stamped inside RCAF, stores reference number 22C/16 as well as the RCAF property mark of a broad arrow within a part circle. Both pads also carry a 'DU' stamp and we speculate this could refer to the manufacturer, perhaps DuPont? One is also stamped 'HD'. RAF issue examples carry a different stores reference code 22C/67 but are essentially identical so these would display equally well on both types of helmet. The final pictures attached show similar foams in place on an RAF B helmet (picture taken from our sold archive) and as can be seen these give the finishing touch and the characteristic look of these iconic Battle of Britain period helmets. We only have the one set available and when they are gone they are gone.
5085
Royal Flying Corps Swagger Stick - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Swagger Stick - Another Royal Flying Corps item we are listing today, in this instance a rather nice RFC Officers swagger stick. It carries a brass cap which is engraved 'RFC'. The opposite end carries a brass ferrule and both are nicely polished. The stick is a little unusual as the few we have seen here are made from bamboo cane whilst this one is of ebonised wood which to my eyes is more classy. The stick has a very slight bend but this does not detract and with a lovely period patina it would sit happily in any RFC collection. Whilst we acquired here in the south west of England its associated history has sadly been lost down the years but as we so often say it almost certainly would have a story to tell. Measures 24.5" (62 cm)

PC59
RAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles - A very clean example of this classic design introduced into service in 1943 and remained on the inventory until the 1970's. The leather face pad is in excellent condition with the inside showing evidence of normal service wear. The brass frame and central adjuster are well above average, with only minor paint rub. Clear lenses are fitted and are without the normal fogging problems. Original back strap with correct adjusters and still good elasticity. Decent Mk VIII's are now getting hard to find and prices are rising all the time. This set displays well with the FAA helmet which we have also just listed.
5107
Mk IVB Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldMk IVB Flying Goggles - On offer are a really crisp pair of RAF Mk IVB flying goggles stores reference 22c/167. The frame is in very good condition with no distortion and virtually all the original paint in place. The set are fitted with very good clear lenses but no provision for the anti-glare flip shield. The nosepiece leather show some age wear as does the back strap ;the spring sections are exceptional. The leather strap carries embossed 'AM, Crown, Ref. No. 22C/167 Goggles Mk IV B'.

On the reverse side everything is in order but the rubber face pads are as ever hardened and a little distorted but on display this does not notice. Despite being the most 'common' of the Mk IV series goggles these are now getting hard to find and these are better than the norm. The pattern saw service in the Battle of Britain and would display perfectly with an RAF B helmet that it was designed specifically to be used in conjunction with.

Please note the B helmet and D mask illustrated here are only shown for dispalay purposes and it is just the Mk IVB goggles that are on sale.
5310
Luftwaffe Leuchtpistole Heeres Model 1928 Flare Pistol - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Leuchtpistole Heeres Model 1928 Flare Pistol - This pattern was adopted to replace the M1894 of WWI vintage and was carried by Luftwaffe single seat fighter pilots and many bomber crews throughout WWII. These were often carried in the special pocket incorporated within the Luftwaffe Channel Trousers Early models were made from steel but subsequently of aluminium alloy, introduced prior to the start of WWII. This is such an example and is clearly maker coded 'ac' indicating the manufacturer was Walther with the date code below for 1941. The blued finish has largely worn away from this example but is otherwise in excellent shape. The body is stamped 6890B together with various other makings including two clear Walther Waffenamt stamps with 359 below. Excellent Bakelite grips, lanyard ring and metalwork. The firing mechanism cocks and 'fires' firmly and the breach both opens and locks perfectly. This flare pistol comes with a deactivation certificate and can be legally owned in the UK without the need of a fire arms certificate. The RAF version seems very crude in comparison to this finely designed and engineered German model. A similar example is shown on page 54 of Mick Prodger's Luftwaffe V RAF Flying Equipment reference book. Measures 9.5" (24 cm)

Please note due to shipping restrictions on deactivated weapons this item is only available to customers based in the U. K.
6633
Rate of Climb Mk 3(P)* Instrument - Click for the bigger picture SoldRate of Climb Mk 3(P)* Instrument - An excellent post WWII RAF example dating from 1961 and the Mk 3 variant was fitted in a variety of aircraft of the period including the great Avro Vulcan, Canberra, Meteor and Hunter. The dial is in excellent condition and confirms manufactured by Kelvin Hughes and is further marked KRA 0205. The reverse of the instrument has an MOD data plate repeating all the spec details as well as a serial nos GP 587/61 thus confirming the date of manufacture. The dial is graduated with a scale of 0-4 indicating rate of climb (or decent) of 1000 feet per minute. This item is for sale as a collectable only. The diameter of the instrument measured across the dial is 3.25" (8.5 cm)
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RAF Altimeter Mk X VIIA - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Altimeter Mk X VIIA - These were designed as cabin altimeters for the navigators use, calibrated according to the I. C. A. N. Law and recording a height of up to 35,000 feet. Whilst this example is not dated we believe it to be of post war manufacture but this pattern was used on a variety of aircraft including the Lancaster, again for the navigators use. The instrument features a lubber line visible through an aperture in the face of the dial. The dial is also marked with stores reference number 6A/1538 whilst the back of the case is Broad Arrow property marked. A very crisp instrument but like all our stock on offer for sale as a collectable only. Dial diameter is 3.25" (8.5 cm)

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