Historical information

Used by Australian service personnel in WW2.

Physical description

Gas mask with rubber face mask, glass eye plates and filter to cover mouth and nose.Fabric hose attached to a metal cylinder canister.
Straps to hold mask in place to go around back of head. Canister is heavy, two slits on side of canister.

Inscriptions & markings

Base of canister:
No 4A
Richard Hughes Pty Ltd
Sydney 1942
H B 5
E (undecipherable)