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Life Jacket

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Inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets - Type B-4 No.31358 USN (commonly known as a "Mae West"). Stamped with date mark, though fuzzy - likely to be 1943. Yellow/khaki cotton with inflatable rubber bladders. A CO2 inflation bomb expanded the bladders or there was also a manual tube. This vest is a halter type - hang around neck. No dye sac...

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  • Title

    Life Jacket

  • Maker

    United States Rubber Company, Manufacturer

  • Subject

    Preserver, Life, Jacket, Life, Tools & Equipment for Communication, Water Transportation Equipment, Water Transportation Accessories

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