Original ww2 British Home front - AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS ARP GAS RATTLE MKII 1939
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DESCRIPTIONOriginal ww2 british Home front - AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS Gas rattle Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden's rattle. If a gas attack was suspected warning was given locally by means of the ARP warden's hand rattle and the all clear was announced through the ringing of hand bells.
The Rattle is clearly marked with maker and dated 1939
The rattle is in original untouched condition, a good example of the MKII however some damage to internal "clacker" where the wood has obviously broken along the grain.