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Mint German Gas Mask


Manu Della Valle
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Great example of Early-War near-mint,sort of un-issued German Gas Mask.To be considered "factory-fresh" it only lacks the carboard box into which they were issued.There are pictures of wooden box containing several masks with accessories and ancillaries but they were used at unit-level to carry the masks.
This mask still has its paper tag attached but I don't know whether the name written on it itì's the owner's or the inspector's.
Anyway,it's unbelievably un-touched and un-messed with.The Fe-37 Filter's still sealed by its bakelite-covered screw-on cap and it's been put in the box with the mask a few days before the outbreak of WW2.
It's size "2" is ink-stamped on the lid with a fabric tampon and this tamp is seldom seen on surviving cans. 
I'm attaching detailed pictures and hope Lenny won't get pissed off at me for using too much bandwidth! 
Cheers
Manu

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Fantastic piece,, thanks for showing..   still dribbling now... :)

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Thanks,guys...glad you liked that!

Cheers

Manu

 

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Hi Manu,

Wow that gas mask set is just outstanding and almost impossible to upgrade :x

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Daniel,
I should have a few I'm going to let go...if you want one....let's make it happen!;)
Cheers
Manu

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I thought I had some nice masks and tins, but that's the nicest.And as Lenny says, post away, don't think anyone could tire of seeing such quality gear...:P

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@Bil4338...I surely will Bil!Thanks heaps for your kind words guys!

Cheers

Manu

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