Life Preserver, M-1926, US Navy, 1944


Genuine WWII US Navy M-1926 life preserver, featuring two snap fasteners, hallmarked of the contract number W-33-034-tc-27 and dated December 1944. Manufactured by Master Tire & Rubber Corp. 

Supplied by the US Navy, the M-1926 life belt was issued to the troops participating in landing operations. The belt could be inflated using two CO2 cartridges, or manually via two valves (the belt had two internal inflatable tubes).


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