Share your favorites on Show & Tell

WWI era Small Box Respirator with bag. Named too!

In Military and Wartime > World War One > Show & Tell and Military and Wartime > Show & Tell.
Military21 of 21WWI era 29th Infantry Division uniform WWII German K98k Mauser
10
Love it
0
Like it

tlmbarantlmbaran loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
DriewerDriewer loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
pickingupbonespickingupbones loves this.
peteypetey loves this.
northwestrelicsnorthwestrelics loves this.
mrmajestic1mrmajestic1 loves this.
See 8 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Dr_Rambow
(88 items)

Yard sale find from last week (with the help of craigslist, haha). I've been on the hunt for WWI stuff like this since I picked up the uniform (just posted). There is something special about WWI, it might just be how under appreciated it is today.

This is an English mask design that was adopted by the Americans before entering into the conflict. It had been proven to be particularly effective, so we didn't bother trying to fix what wasn't broke.

The lenses are very clear (it's surprising actually), but the rubber hose has hardened like one would expect 90 year old rubber to do. There is also a small separation where the hose connects to the mask, but it's an easy patch job. I've tried it on and it's really not the worst mask I've tried.

It is meant to be worn with the bag (and canister) slung over the head on the chest, like in the 4th image.

Also, no equipment category in military and wartime? (rabble rabble rabble!!!)

Comments

  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Nice find Dr_Rambow!

    Michael
  2. Driewer Driewer, 2 years ago
    Great Find!!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.