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EXTREMELY RARE, MINT, UNISSUED, WW2 1942 U.S. Army Signal ‘Enigma Type’, Corps M-209-B Cipher Machine (Converter M-209) By Smith & Corona Typewriters Inc With Original Accessories. Sn 16420 - 16420
The M-209-B was the U.S. Army Signal Corps' primary cipher machine for encoding messages "in the field" during combat operations. It was used by the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War for such purposes and was considered to be "restricted" and subject to destruction if capture was imminent. Similar to the German's "Enigma" cipher machine, it was an important part of the Army's field gear during WWII. This is an original and unissued Condition M-209-B cipher machine or as the Army termed it "Converter M-209". The M-209-B Converter itself has a wood handled tool (clipped inside top cover), metal oil tube with screw top lid & integral applicator (clipped inside top cover), pre inked pads inside steel tube with screw top lid (clipped inside top cover) and original roll of paper tape (inset inside top cover). This item is just as it left the L. C. Smith & Corona Typewriter, Inc. factory in Syracuse, New York. The serial number is hand-stamped and reads "25169" and the Order Number is 12453-Phila.-42 (1942). All information is contained on its steel identification plate riveted to the top cover of the instrument and is illustrated inset in image 2). The instrument’s steel case with original olive green paint has a steel press button release catch for the hinged lid . The body has fixed shoulder strap bars. With lid closed the unit measures 7”x5 ½”x 3 ½”. 2 sides of the case have contemporary hand painted yellow numbers ‘31’. The price for this very rare WW2 piece includes UK delivery. Sn 16420
£1,495.00

RARE, WW1 Imperial German Army Model 1917 Gas Mask With Original Steel Canister & Carry Straps. Sn 16333 - 16333
This is an original WW1 era German Army Gas Mask With Original Steel Canister. A contemporary image of a WW1 German Soldier wearing one of these gas masks is illustrated on page 56 of ‘World War 1 Trench Warfare’ by Houlihan and is reproduced in image 2. The gas mask is clean and complete with rubberised eye pieces and clear eye lenses. It has the correct leather face mask and elasticated head straps with buckles. Its field grey painted filter and the leather have letters and numbers (all illustrated). The mask has its original shoulder strap. The mask is contained in its original steel canister with fluted cylindrical body and hinged lid with retaining clip which fastens to a steel lug on the body of the canister and fixed shoulder strap bars fitted with original webbing straps. The price for this rare to find WW1 item includes UK delivery. Sn 16333
£495.00

1908 Pattern ME Co Webbing Including Belt, Right & Left Ammo. Pouches, Water Bottle & Harness, Belt Pack, Bayonet Frog With Wilkinson Pall Mall 1907 Pattern Bayonet, Scabbard & Cross Belt Shoulder Straps. Sn 16035 - 16035
An original set of British 08 Pattern WWI khaki webbing. The set includes an 08 waist belt, right and left ammunition pouches, a water bottle and harness, a belt pouch, cross belts shoulder straps . The set also includes an original period 1907 pattern sword bayonet, marked by the maker Wilkinson Pall Mall. The bayonet has its original steel mounted leather scabbard and webbing frog.The webbing has all of its original brass buckles and straps and has several ink stamps including WD marks and ME Co (Mills Equipment Co) stamp. The water bottle is felt covered, with a cork stopper on a cord. It is in the correct webbing harness. The ammunition pouches, are complete with all the brass buckle ends and wire belt loops, straps and press studs. The inside of the belt pouch/ pack has period ink hand written name and number (illustrated), most likely the name of the Soldier issued with the pouch. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16035
£895.00

WW1 1916 British WD Wolseley Trench Warfare Barbed Wire Cutters. Sn 15998:12 - 15998:12
This is an original piece of WW1 dated trench warfare equipment. Barbed wire posed a significant obstacle to attacking troops: it slowed or prevented progress across the battle field and made soldiers easy targets while they were tangled or being cut free. 'Wiring parties' of engineers were tasked with cutting through barbed wire blockades, often at night, working silently to avoid detection. The cutters are in excellent fully functioning condition. The steel cutters have the correct expanding jaw & wood handles . The butt of one handle has a fixed steel lanyard ring. One steel arm is dated ‘1916’ and marked by the manufacturer ‘Wolseley’ (Wolseley had its origins in the Wolseley Sheep-Shearing Machine Company Limited, established in 1887 by Frederick Wolseley (1837-1899) and later went on to be the famous manufacturer of British cars). The other steel arm has a ‘WD arrow above 77’ mark. The cutters measure 20 ¼” overall length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15998:12
£245.00

WW2 1944 Dated ’37 Webbing Pattern Bren Gun Barrel And Spare Parts Holdall/Spare Barrel Case. MISC 872 - MISC 872
This is a scarce WW2, 1944 dated ’37 Pattern webbing Bren gun canvas holdall/spare barrel bag. This bag is stencilled in black on the inside H&SA 1944 (1944 date) and CAT NoOS18. on the inside of the top flap. The outside of the bag is stencilled in black COVER NO12 RF Mk IV . The bag has an adjustable canvas sling/carrying handle. The price includes U.K. delivery. MISC 872
£195.00

WW2 1942 British WD Commando Bergen Rucksack By S.N. Ltd With Correct Steel Frame. Sn 15980:22 - 15980:22
This is an original British WW2 Commando Bergen Rucksack. This example is made of rugged canvas & is in great condition for its age. The Bergen un-packed measures approx. 20" x 18" x 11" and is mounted on a steel frame for comfort when carrying. The back of the rucksack has its original reinforced stitched leather anchor points where mounted to the frame and has a top large flap cover with webbing retaining straps and interior lined waterproof cover for additional waterproof protection. The top of the rucksack's body has brass rings stitched into the material for draw cord which is present. The body of the rucksack has a central large flap covered equipment pocket and others on the left & right sides. The rucksack and frame are complete with all of its correct shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The shoulder straps are ink stamped by the maker ‘S.N Ltd’ & ‘1942' (date) together with WD arrow above ‘20’ mark. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:22
£245.00

RARE, WW2 Era 1938 Nazi German Alpine Troops Wood & Ice Saw Tool By Ewald Cleff Solingen With 1937 Scabbard By Ehrhardt Poessneck. Sn 15897 - 15897
This a rare, WW2 Era Nazi marked German Alpine Troops wood & ice saw tool with scabbard. The saw has a 16 ½” blade with deep cut saw teeth & pressed steel plate riveted grip with riveted contoured slab wood scales. The blade is Waffenamt and marked by the manufacturer Ewald Cleff Solingen together with 1938 date. The blade has staining consistent with age and service use. The saw has its original dark brown leather scabbard with heavy duty stitched edges and steel throat insert . The scabbard has a large belt loop and small loop in the mid section. The leather is impressed by the manufacturer R. Ehrhardt Poessneck and dated 1937 together with Waffenamt. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15897
£495.00

WW2 Era 1938 Dated Alpine / Mountain Troops German Heer (Army) Tornister Calf Hide & Olive Canvas Back Pack By Eugen Huber Munchen. Sn 15793:39 - 15793:39
This is an original 1938 dated German Heer Tornister (Back Pack). These packs were used by Apline / Mountain troops during WW2. Thepack has alloy bars and and Leather shoulder straps with buckles. The pack has leather reinforced edges. The rear top edging is dated ‘1938 together with manufacturer detail ‘Eugen Huber Munchen’ together with contemporary hand written ink names (illustrated) . The pack is made of drab olive canvas & folds open with compartments secured by studs and straps. The pack’s flap has the correct brown calf hide covering. The pack measures 16” height and is 14” wide closed. Fully open the Haversack is 28” length. The Haversack has additional leather tabs for additional strap / equipment carry attachments. The leather has wear and scuffs to be expected with age but is intact. The material is clean with mothing. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15793:39
£245.00

British WW2 1944 Commando 'D-Day' Pattern Bergen Rucksack By Finnigans With Correct Steel Frame. Sn 13849 - 13849
This is a rare original British WW2 Commando 'D-Day' Bergen Rucksack produced for the D-Day landings. Equipment worn by troops on D-Day differed considerably between the Commando Units involved. This example is made of rugged canvas & is in great condition for its age. The Bergen un-packed measures approx. 20" x 18" x 11" and is mounted on a steel frame for comfort when carrying. The back of the rucksack has its original reinforced stitched leather anchor points where mounted to the frame and has a top large flap cover with webbing retaining straps and interior lined waterproof cover for additional waterproof protection. The top of the rucksack's body has brass rings stitched into the webbing for draw cord which is present.The body of the rucksack has a central large flap covered equipment pocket and others on the left & right sides. The rucksack opens to reveal it's waterproof lining which is intact and a seperate dividing pocket. The rucksack and frame are complete with all of its correct shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The interior of the pack has a label which is ink stamped 'Finnigans’ (maker) & ‘1944' (date) together with other indistinct numbers. This is a scarce and highly collectable piece of D-Day equipment. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13849
£245.00

Scarce WW2 1943 Dated Bren Holdall/Spare Barrel Case Complete With All Tools, Spare Dummy Barrel and Canvas Spare Tools Wallet. Sn. 15661 - 15661
This is a scarce WW2, 1943 dated Bren gun canvas holdall/spare barrel case complete with it oil bottle, pull through with its gauze scrubber, small parts tin with gas reamers and spare springs, empty spare parts wallet with its carrying handle and a dummy alloy barrel complete with foresight, gas regulator and carrying handle. The bag is dated 1943 on the inside of the top flap and has its adjustable canvas sling and carrying handle. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn. 15661
£275.00
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