Jump to content

Mint German Gas Mask


Manu Della Valle

Recommended Posts

Manu Della Valle

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

Gasmask21.jpg

Gasmask22.jpg

Gasmask23.jpg

Gasmask24.jpg

Gasmask25.jpg

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...
  • Major General
Bil4338

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

  • Like 1
  • Upvote 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...