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"Airubber" inflatable mattress made by New York Rubber Company

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Trunks2501 of 2623Fabric from inside trunkC. A. Taylor trunk
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    Posted 11 years ago

    SMD
    (82 items)

    This is one of the items from inside the Taylor trunk, posting can be found at http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/27249-c-a-taylor-trunk

    It fits perfectly into the space on the far right inside the box inside the trunk. It's an inflatable rubber mat, I assume an early version of an air mattress? It has a hand pump. Has anyone seen one of these before?

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    1. nannah nannah, 10 years ago
      hi found your trunk looking for info on one im starting to refinish and found this on the air mattress http://beacon.blogs.com/photos/broke_down_beacon/rubber3.html
      hope it helps a little
      nannah
    2. nursekewpie nursekewpie, 8 years ago
      Hello, I know this is years late but the air mattress is ww2. I have an issued one by the same company 1942 US AIR CORPS along with the soldiers name. Mine is slightly different in that it inflates without the use of a pump but has a bag attached that takes the air that accumulates in it and blows it into the mattress by rolling it. Yours looks like its in really nice condition.
    3. nursekewpie nursekewpie, 8 years ago
      The white material could be a cover for the mattress or also was used in a pinch as a body bag. It would be in the shape of a long bag.

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