"Hello" re a crash relic from a BOB 109

hamishunger

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Good afternoon, this is my first post on this site, so I'd like to kick off with a "hello" to everyone. I am particularly interested in collecting home front memorabilia/militaria and one significant area of interest to me is the Battle of Britain, the night blitzes and the v-weapons. I am on a limited budget (I'm married) so I can't afford any really nice purchases, I have therefore taken up a side-line hobby - I buy crash relics and find out as much as I can about the human elements involved. That's not to say I'm not interested in the nuts and bolts, which brings me onto the point of this post. I've got a box of bits and pieces from various aircraft, but I would like to know a bit about these two components (as per the attachments). The piece that I find most interesting is the brass object, it has got a mounting plate and evidence of four bolt holes suggesting that it was cockpit mounted? Could someone recommend a publication with a detailed look at a 109's cockpit? There is a lever on this mounting, a mechanic friend suggested that it is some sort of cut off switch and by pushing it up, it activates some kind of plunger. I have been browsing some of the threads on part recognition and you people collectively seem to know your stuff. I would appreciate any feedback you could give me on these to items. Cheers
 

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Good afternoon, this is my first post on this site, so I'd like to kick off with a "hello" to everyone. I am particularly interested in collecting home front memorabilia/militaria and one significant area of interest to me is the Battle of Britain, the night blitzes and the v-weapons. I am on a limited budget (I'm married) so I can't afford any really nice purchases, I have therefore taken up a side-line hobby - I buy crash relics and find out as much as I can about the human elements involved. That's not to say I'm not interested in the nuts and bolts, which brings me onto the point of this post. I've got a box of bits and pieces from various aircraft, but I would like to know a bit about these two components (as per the attachments). The piece that I find most interesting is the brass object, it has got a mounting plate and evidence of four bolt holes suggesting that it was cockpit mounted? Could someone recommend a publication with a detailed look at a 109's cockpit? There is a lever on this mounting, a mechanic friend suggested that it is some sort of cut off switch and by pushing it up, it activates some kind of plunger. I have been browsing some of the threads on part recognition and you people collectively seem to know your stuff. I would appreciate any feedback you could give me on these to items. Cheers
Hello, I believe the first part is Luftwaffe, from the oxygen system, I have a Bf 109 parts manual, I will see if I can find it!
 

hamishunger

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Many thanks Christiaan for corroborating what Melvin said, now I can narrow my search down to oxygen demand regulators. Do you or anyone else know where the oxygen regulator would be found in the cockpit? Also, are you a German speaker Christiaan? I should like to know some of the terminology, words that I might come across if I were to look at German manuals. Thank you
 

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Google "Bf109 cockpit pictures" and it should be clearly visible on the right wall. On the Bf109E the regulator was inside what looked like a waste basket on the right floor of the cockpit. On the F and later models the basket was dispensed with and the regulator was wall-mounted. The one shown in the pic above is from one of these later installation. Note that this unit was not unique to the 109.
 

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