Rescue kit [TEAL]

Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by;  W.R. Grace & Co., Manufacturer; 

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Maker and Role
Tasman Empire Airways Limited, Commissioned by
W.R. Grace & Co., Manufacturer
TEAL rescue kit featuring 'Gibson Girl' emergency radio transmitter, signal lamp, kite, hydrogen balloon generator etc
generator, antenna etc
1- Bright yellow oblong shaped canvas bag lined with brown woolly fibrous material similar to carpet. Series of straps, rivets, clips on outside. Also
2- Bright yellow metal 'Gibson Girl' emergency radio transmitter (model AN/CRT-3) with plastic knobs, instructions on how to use and use of signal lamp printed on side. Wide canvas strap with metal buckle. Metal tool attached by piece of string for use to loosen knobs if frozen.
3- Plastic and metal signal lamp with cord and green canvas strap in cardboard can packing reinforced by masking tape. Can has white and black paper adhesive label on side stating 'SIGNAL LAMP M-308-?' and hand printed 'SIGNAL LAMP'
4- Small cardboard can with 'ANTENNA' hand printed on side, sealed with masking tape
5- Small cardboard can with 'ANTENNA' hand printed on side, sealed with masking tape
6- Metal can holding hydrogen balloon generator, with masking tape closure, instructions on side printed in yellow and black, manufactured by Dewey & Almy Chemical Division of W.R. Grace & Co.
7- Bright yellow canvas cylindrical shaped sealed case, piece of paper attached with hand printed info 'GIBSON GIRL C/W KITE & BALLOON GENERATOR $250' and on reverse is info about a brand of fire extinguisher called 'KADET 5'
8- Bright yellow canvas cylindrical shaped sealed case
9- Bright yellow canvas cylindrical shaped sealed case
10- Small bright yellow canvas case
11- Bright yellow cotton and metal box kite, instructions printed on fabric
Processed Material/Textile/Canvas
Processed Material/Metal
Processed Material/Synthetic/Plastic
Processed Material/Textile/Cotton
Signature/Marks and Type
#4392 / BAG BG-155-A / CABA / 825-DAY-DE / AN/CRT-3 / TEAL / AN-CRT-0 Painted
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Credit Line
Tasman Empire Airways Limited et al. Rescue kit [TEAL], 2007.88. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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This radio was used by many large aircraft both civilian and military, especially if they were planning to fly over water eg Sunderland, Solent, Hastings etc

- Dennis Lowden

Posted on 18-11-2020 19:39:02