Historical information

This canister is part of a complete set of a German gas mask dating to the First World War. This canister housed a mask, filter, and spare goggle lenses.

Physical description

Metal cylindrical canister with removable lid attached via a metal square loop. Lid has small lip for user to grip to open and on interior has two soldered metal wires crossed in an X shape. Exterior of canister has two loops through which khaki-coloured canvas straps are threaded, adjustable via a metal buckle; a further loop at the base is unused/attached. At base of canister is a circular piece of paper with German script.

Inscriptions & markings

Engraving on interior of lid reads "H.S.D. geprurt"