Historical information

This filter is part of a complete set of a German gas mask dating to the First World War. This may have been a spare filter which was attached to a mask.

Physical description

Khaki coloured gas mask with leather face mask component. Two metal circles border plastic lenses of goggles which in turn have wire frame behind. Gas mask twists onto filter component which is a metal cylinder shape with layers of metal mesh inside; filter is removable. Mask has canvas band on interior for sweat absorption or comfort; attached to which are six straps which converge into loop at back of head.