RAF Gosport communication tubes & earpieces
Invented in 1917 and used in various forms and supplied by various manufacturers , Gosport tubes were used for communication between pilot and co-pilot.
This pattern of Gosport tubes are reasonably common and can be fitted to pre-war helmets, such as those made by 'D. Lewis' and similar, as well as the war time helmets including the C and D Type helmets.
This set features metal receivers which slide into the metal ends located on the end of the tubes themselves. The other end of the tubes meet in another metal tube which in turn would have fitted into the corresponding part of the aircraft.
The tubes are cloth covered and in very nice condition whilst the metalwork is also good.