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Offline HERB COLLECTOR

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Re: Gas Masks.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2018, 19:09:12 »
Beware! Some gas masks were fitted with asbestos filters.

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IWM (H 1050) Service respirator. A mounted Lance Corporal of the Household Cavalry wearing a gas mask, Windsor, 1939. His horse is also wearing a gas mask.

IWM (D 4053) Two eyepiece mask. A head and shoulders portrait of an Air Raid Warden wearing his steel helmet and duty gas mask. The steel helmet has a large white 'W' painted on it, indicating that the wearer is an ARP Warden. The warden also wears a white sash, probably to make him more visible in the blackout.

IWM (D 3918) Single eyepiece mask and baby mask. A mother cradles her newborn baby in bed, shortly after giving birth. The mother is wearing her civilian respirator, whist the baby is encased in a baby gas helmet, which buckles around the baby's bottom. The mother is demonstrating how the bellows on her baby's gas mask are pumped to supply the baby with air.

 

Offline grandarog

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Re: Gas Masks.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2018, 17:59:27 »
I had a red Mickey Mouse 2 eye  mask .Block the filter inlet with hand then could blow raspberry,s through the nose exhaust flaps.

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Re: Gas Masks.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2018, 17:20:12 »
Wasn't there another one for children?

Offline Bryn Clinch

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Re: Gas Masks.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 16:05:50 »
There were four types of gas masks issued in war 2. The A.R.P. wardens / messengers fitted. 2. 3. 4.
 
 1 ------------ The service respirator    ------ issued to all service personnel, Firemen, A.R.P. rescue.
 2 ------------ The two eyepiece mask  ------ Issued to Wardens / messengers.
 3 ------------ the single eyepiece mask ----  Issued to all civilians.
 4 ------------ The baby mask                ----  baby placed inside with pump operated.

                                        Firewatchers were issued with a different tin hat.

Offline lutonman1

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Gas Masks.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 14:33:40 »
there was four types of gas marks issued in war 2. The A.R.P. wardens / messengers fitted. 2. 3. 4.
 
 1 ------------ The service respirator    ------ issued to all service personal, Firemen, A.R.P. rescue.
 2 ------------ The two eyepiece mask  ------ Issued to Wardens / messengers.
 3 ------------ the single eyepiece mask ----  Issued to all civilian.
 4 ------------ The baby mask                ----  baby placed inside with pump operated.

                                        Firewatcher`s were issued with a different tin hat.
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