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The Home Front (civil defence & rationing)

Puncture repair kit

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This puncture repair kit belonged to Hugh Martin, Chief Air Raid Precautions Warden for Dumfries.  Wartime petrol shortages meant that a bicycle was a practical means of transport.  The kit includes patches, sandpaper and glue and instructions for it's use are printed inside the lid of the tin.

 

ARP Wardens carried whistles to warn of raids and ensure that everyone was off the streets.  They wore a helmet with the letter “W” in white to help distinguish them among crowds of civilians.

Place of Production:
Evington Valley Mills, Leicester
Materials/Media:
tin (case), various (contents)
Dimensions:
length 35mm, width 115mm, height 18mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1996.12.2
Digital Number:
DMTR023a, DMTR023b
Creation Date:
1938 - 1945
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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