British General Civilian Respirator & Storage Tin

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomIn the lead up to WW2 there was a lot of concern in Britain that, in the event of an upcoming general conflict, the Germans would unleash gas weapons on the civilian population as a terror effort.

In the event, this never happened, but this mask here is the 1936 Model made by the Avon Company. The tin is an Eakes Biscuit Company item made as a novelty during this  same period.

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