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    This is a longshot, It looks like a harness of some sort, Water can (indian can)? Something to hold something? Helmet suspension system. Heck I dont know.
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    Last time I saw something like that it had a dead body hanging in it - the police called us for scba assistance as the guy had been dead for about 3 weeks after becoming hung up in his harness while videoing himself in his lounge room
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    It looks like the pouch for a water balloon sling shot.
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    This was an essential item of operational equipment!

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    An air respirator holder? What's it made out of (leather?) and give us a reference to its size or length of the straps...kind of hard to tell from the picture.
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    I would say that looks like a head strap for a SCBA mask, without the mask. But since I really don't have a sense of the size of it I can't say for sure.
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    It's the muzzle they put on Hannibal Lecter in "Silence of the Lambs".

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    Helmet chinstrap for those with double (or triple) chins.
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    A jock strap for an octopus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    I'm Aracnaphobic
    I would be too if I saw an arachnid wearing that thing!
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    It's underwear for lactose intolerant Mexican food addicts!!
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    How about the suspenders off your pants?
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    Why it's a left-handed hose strap of course.
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    It's a feed bag holder for the horses that used to pull the apparatus to fires before the advent of engines.
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    Default Proto B.A Headharness.

    Quote Originally Posted by FFTide
    I would say that looks like a head strap for a SCBA mask, without the mask. But since I really don't have a sense of the size of it I can't say for sure.
    FFTide--you are nearest-- it is the headharness for Proto B.A as was issued to all London Firemen--Google" Proto Breathing Apparatus"--also deep penetration mine rescue.
    Proto is/was a hour duration-and also had the facility to go into "entrapped procedure"--I believe 6 hrs was supposed to be achievable.
    I tried it on the E.T course but was only subjected to the basic principle for a shorter time and I knew that it was not a life or death situation--the discipline involved under a truly trapped incident would be stupendous.

    Anybody who thinks they are B.A trained should think again until they have gone thru the Mine Rescue course--I take my hat off to those guys.

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    Darn!!!

    Oh well, at least I have a vivid imagination
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    But it was a Left-handed SCBA mask right?
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    "deep penetration mine rescue"

    Sounds kinkyely (I know, no such word) dangerous.
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