Details about Vintage WWII USAAF Aviator Pilot Bailout Oxygen Bottle P-51 B-17 Flying FlightSee original listing
“BOTTLE WITH CANVAS STORAGE POUCH, BOTH IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, SOLD AS DISPLAY ITEMS ONLY DUE TO ”... Read more
14 Apr, 2013 17:41:14 BST
Approximately £113.13(including postage)
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US $49.00 (approx. £32.61) USPS Priority Mail International | See details
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
An item that has been previously used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
|Seller notes:||“BOTTLE WITH CANVAS STORAGE POUCH, BOTH IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, SOLD AS DISPLAY ITEMS ONLY DUE TO AGE...BOTTLE SHOWS SOME RUST AND COLOR FADING. VALVE KNOB, HOSE AND MOUTHPIECE HAVE BEEN REPLACED TO SPEC. HOSE ATTACHMENT WAS DAMAGED AND GLUED BACK INTO PLACE...REPAIR SEEMS SOLID, BUT TO BE SAFE I PROBABLY WOULDN'T SUBJECT IT TO MUCH ABUSE. PLEASE SEE LISTING TEXT AND ENLARGE ALL PHOTOS FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS REGARDING THESE ITEMS”|
for auction here is a very hard to find Army Air
Force "bailout bottle", which was designed to give pilots
the means to survive a parachute descent from high altitudes.
Also included is a canvas storage pouch for the bottle. The pouch is quite sound and extremely clean with no damage but it does show fading and reasonable wear from age and use. All straps are present and remain strong. The pouch is actually for an even harder to find H-2 bottle, but is from the period and fits the bottle perfectly.
Important Warranty, Wearability and Return Information:
I warrant this item to be as represented via the text and photographs used in this listing, but I do not warrant the item to fit the user or that its components will not fail if used.
I do my best to describe my items as completely as possible, warts and all. Any modifications or other alterations of which I am aware are fully disclosed in the textual and/or photographic portions of the listing. The rule of thumb is, what you see is what you get. I cannot describe what I cannot see. Sometimes I will posit an opinion with regard to areas of potential concern based on past experience. But I do not have a crystal ball. I do not 'stress test' the antiques I sell, some of which are nearly a century old, and I cannot predict how well an item that might have been made while horses were still being used in battle will hold up to actual use today. My items are acquired from a range of sources, and in all but the rarest of cases will I have some knowledge as to how it has been used, abused, and under what conditions it has been stored, all of which may adversely effect the item's performance if subjected to use by its new owner.
Many vintage flying helmets appear like they can still be worn today. But for how long, by whom, and under what conditions, is an open question. Seams bound by cotton thread could fail and snaps could break free due to stress and/or corrosion. Fabrics, including leather, could literally disintegrate due to age, use, and/or poor storage conditions over time. Rubber components that appear pristine could literally crumble into dust if flexed. For these reasons, the buyer assumes sole responsibility for any damage to the item or injury to his person that may occur if the item is used for any manner other than static display.
In other words, you are purchasing the item as-is, not as it could be, or how it might have been when first manufactured, and I will only accept a return if I have made an egregious error in its depiction. As you might imagine, I work very diligently to avoid such errors, for your benefit and for mine.
IMPORTANT: The buyer should recognize that the item(s) advertised herein is being sold as-is, with all sales being final, and so is strongly encouraged by the seller to ask any and all questions he or she might have before bidding, not after.
Shipping and postage:
Payment is due within 48 hours from the auction's end. I ship only once every week on Wednesdays, so payment must be in my hands no later than Tuesday evening (U.S. Central Time) in order to be shipped in a timely manner. Any delays in payment may result in a one-week delay in shipping. If shipment is delayed due to inclement weather, I will notify the buyer by e-mail and will ship at my next soonest opportunity.
Postage SEE LISTING. Overseas bidders are responsible for all duty that may be owed. I report actual values on customs forms, so please do not request I do otherwise. Given these items' value, insurance is mandatory to all destinations. Shipments outside the continental United States must include tracking, which unfortunately costs more but conforms with eBay seller requirements.
On Sep-12-12 at 10:06:07 PDT, seller added the following information: