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Gas mask US

From the Collection of Ballarat RSL Sub-Branch Inc. 330 Heinz Lane Invermay Park Victoria

Description
Khaki colour gas mask constructed from cylindrical tin with open valve filter, attached to a plastic mask which attaches to the face with adjustable canvas straps. Mask includes two circular cut outs with plastic windows with valve on left hand side.
Size
83 mm diameter of cannister, 250 mm height x 170 mm width
Object Registration
1343.1
Keywords
gas mask, equipment, civilian, gas warfare, second world war, world war two, world war ii, mustard gas, chemical warfare
Historical information
Gas mask similar in style to 1339.1, possibly dating from the 1940s. This mask and associated case were intended for noncombatant use i.e. for use by civilians during wartime.
When Made
1940s
Made By
Cambridge University Press (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Printed instructions on canister. “MED ADULT” embossed on top centre of the mask component. On interior of mask, “US MI/LOT/7 3SC.”
Last updated
11 Feb 2019 at 7:43PM