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AEF Gasmasks & Respirators 1917 to 1919

Started by world war I nerd , Feb 27 2015 03:10 AM

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#201 Noman

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:34 PM

link of interest Gas mask testing 1919

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#202 cthomas

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:49 AM

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Here's another example of the Tissot gas mask being worn by a Poilu that I found on the internet:

 

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#203 Doughboy Medic

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

Hello,

  Is there documentary evidence that the French M-2 gas mask was part of the equipment issued to medical teams i.e. litter bearers" during recovery efforts? Photos show sanitary troopers caryring the M-2 but were there extra ones provided for the wounded?



#204 jayhawkhenry

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:15 PM

I recently came across this beauty. Soft and complete Posted Image


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#205 TrenchRat

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:54 AM

Nice find! Too bad about the hose though; out of all the masks I have come across, only one hose, on an English mask, had the proper shape.

How is the mask itself?

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 11:29 AM

Nice find! Too bad about the hose though; out of all the masks I have come across, only one hose, on an English mask, had the proper shape.
How is the mask itself?
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The hose looks worse in the photo than in hand. It is still fairly round & soft. The mask is very pliable with clear lenses and good straps. The exhaust valve, mouth piece & nose clips are all pliable as well. I have some masks that are so brittle you hate to touch them. The goggles were in the bag as well.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 01:12 PM

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The hose looks worse in the photo than in hand. It is still fairly round & soft. The mask is very pliable with clear lenses and good straps. The exhaust valve, mouth piece & nose clips are all pliable as well. I have some masks that are so brittle you hate to touch them. The goggles were in the bag as well.


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That's great then.

 

The head bands on my English model are pretty well stretched out. I plan on displaying the mask on a torso w/head but not entirely sure it will hold up well enough. I'll have to have a plan B at hand. Another mask I have has better bands but every time I pick it up it rains that black powder, or the old rubber I presume it to be. I saw on the interweb a way to remove the rubber entirely to get the mask into a more "usable" state...

 

I dig the goggles...great find as well...



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:41 AM

Good day,

 

I thought I might add to this topic by posting a pic of the gas mask I am currently restoring.

 

Fortunately, some time ago I had come across a  satchel in excellent condition with a filter in similar condition.

I also had for some years a rather pliable mask with a poor flattened hose.

Then recently I found a mask in the typical petrified condition with a nice round hose.

 

Here is the result after putting it all together. All that is left for me to do is wire the components back together then bind the connections with some suitable tape.

 

TR

 

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