FOR SALE ☞ WW2 Trench Gas Rattle Alarm -- Red Metal and Wood Stamped RCD 1942
DESCRIPTION ☞ This gas alarm rattle is a hand operated ratchet device that makes a loud clacking sound when turned rapidly. British soldiers used rattles in some instances as alarms to warn others of the presence of chemical weapons in the trenches. This particular model has a red painted metal cover and looks to be quite rare as most others are solid wood.
DIMENSIONS ☞ 12" in length and 8.5" handle to top
CONDITION ☞ Works very well! Red paint is worn in some spots but overall in great shape. VERY LOUD! Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings.
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