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British General Civilian Respirator & Storage Tin

Posted in Gas Masks with tags , , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

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.

German Gas Mask Canister & Contents

Posted in Field Gear, Gas Masks with tags , , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German Army gas mask container complete with mask, filter and anti-gas stick. The filter is marked FCC42 indicating manufacture by Hermann Nier Metallwarenfabrik in Belerfeld. The eye glasses are manufactured by KUG1943, that is Langhek & Company Zellglas-u. Pliaphanfolien Fabriken in Esslingen. The anti-gas paste container is marked 1938.