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Paul Smith sent me photos of a gas detection brassard he has had for almost 20 years and that has an unusual marking: 8/42 1 SL. It seems the usual “& R” is missing at the end of the code.
It looks genuine though, so I have added it to the list in the article.

Meanwhile I still have no idea what these letters stand for. All insights are welcome.

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Gas detection brassard with unusual marking — 1 Comment

  1. Hi Wouter,
    8/42 most definitely implies the date of manufacturing, i.e. August 1942 in this case. In my opinion the 1 is a batch number and the SL is the maker’s marking (abbreviation of the company’s name in which the L could stand for ‘limited’).
    Hope this helps.

    Best regards

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