Life Jacket

United States Rubber Company, Maker

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Maker and Role
United States Rubber Company, Maker
Production Date
Inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets Yellow/khaki cotton with inflatable rubber bladders. 'Vest pneumatic life' - specification No.AN6519-1 US Govt. Stamped with date mark: 1945. Halter type vest - commonly known as a 'Mae West'). A CO2 inflation bomb expanded the bladders or there was also a manual tube for inflation. This vest is a halter type - hang around neck. Dye sack/marker is present on the object. This object was originally wrongly marked as '303/78 B' when is should have been '302/78 B.'
Other Name
Mae West
Organic/Vegetal/Plant Extract/Latex/Rubber
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Accession No
Credit Line
United States Rubber Company. 1945. Life Jacket, 1978.302.2. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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