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United Kingdom - Air Force - Hailwood & Ackroyd blackout lamp with blue glass

United Kingdom - Air Force - Hailwood & Ackroyd blackout lamp with blue glass

Description
United Kingdom - Air Force - Hailwood & Ackroyd blackout lamp with blue glass
Original - Bronze, brass glass zinc - Good condition

Hailwood & Ackroyd blackout lamp used after air raids. Converted miner's lamp converted into a blackout lamp during the bombing of England. The lamp was placed as a marker for gas leaks. . The blue glass prevented them from being seen from great heights. “The Department of Interior Air Raids Precaution Division found in tests that aircraft flying at 2000 feet cannot see blue lights,” Source: Flyer Magazine. Lot will be well packaged and shipped with track and trace.

Lot details
Type
Hailwood & Ackroyd blackout lamp with blue glass
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
Army Unit
Air Force
Material
brass glass zinc, Bronze
Original/ Replica
Original
Condition
Good condition
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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