I did a quick search for the British unit you have posted as "unknown" on
it is one of the ones I photographed at the navy diving centre some years
ago. It seems to be a British "SEBA" and there is one listed in the
collection from the Royal Nave submarine museum, see the
http://www.rnsubmus.co.uk/pubscheme/23%20Collection.pdf (look at
Q21/05/87 SEBA set
Submarine Escape Breathing Apparatus
Naval issue SEBA set: orange rubber with tubing and mouthpiece. This is
missing the Oxy-Nitrogen
cylinder. This belonged to PO A Bland, who served aboard HMS Umpire (and was
used to escape fron it).
Stamped on the back '250 Drawing No 187 A.P.S347A'.
See You // Åke
Is this a Gibbs or McCaa? Who knows?
Well, this one is identified by mr. Brian Robinson, mine rescue consultant
in the UK. I mislead everyone asking about a Gibbs or a McCaa. It isn't
both. It is the Blacketts Aerorphor- Brown & Mills type. It is sat over a
stand and you cannot see the breathing bag at the front. As far as I know it
is a very old mine rescue rebreather, worth further research. I will ask mr.
Robinson for more details, and maybe soon we can put some extra lines about