Alternative Name(s): Gas Mask

Respirator, civilian issue, World War II style, large adult size. Its provenance is not known.

The mask is similar in appearance to the World War II American M1A2-1-1 Noncombatant Gas mask, issued circa 1939-1945. According to the Australian War Memorial, the mask is of the type issued to civilians for air-raid precautions in Australia during World War II.

Physical Description

Gas mask comprising rubber head harness with celluloid eyepieces and elasticized straps to attach around head at back. A grey metal gas filter cannister is fitted to the front of the mask, printed with an extensive inscription about use and cleaning. Grey plastic air vent on one side.

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