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Oxygen bottle find ..... but from what?

Article about: So I am helping my elderly father clear out his shed from years of accumulation. We take down some boxes and this is in one of them!!! He cant remember when he got it - must have been 40 yea

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    So I am helping my elderly father clear out his shed from years of accumulation. We take down some boxes and this is in one of them!!!
    He cant remember when he got it - must have been 40 years ago he thinks at an auction - but now its mine............

    But what is it from? ... a Lib / B17 / ???
    (I have seen the small ones but this is about 12" in diameter & 24" long )

    Thanks in advance fellas ....

    regards, Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I was thinking B17.
    Coming from a B17 fan,That is AWESOME

    It looks like they might have used the same bottle on the Lib also.

    https://images.search.yahoo.com/imag...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    I believe these were standard and interchangeable for B-17 and B-24. In any case, that is a superb relic !

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    A wee bit tough to Display...but a Helluva relic to have, no less!
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Quote by Wagriff View Post
    A wee bit tough to Display...but a Helluva relic to have, no less!
    I'm going to give it my darnedest William! !
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Found out that the RAAF had B-24's but not B-17's.
    Being bought locally way back when leads me to think it was surplus from a Liberator.

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I think B 17, very easy to find in the past. We had many crashes on France.
    The best Militaria forum in France is here : http://deutsch-militaria.forumactif.us/

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    Very nice.
    My guess would be a Lib tank. It looks used, not unissued surplus. I've seen websites somewhere with all the specs on the different tanks - I wish I'd saved the links.

    Cheers, Willie.

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