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  1. Hi So I recently bought a WWI American helmet at a nearby flea market and had a question about the paint color on the helmet. It is like a black cracked paint color, and I thought it was maybe a naval helmet. When I returned home, I was sort of puzzled. I really don't know much about WWI helmets and I'm hoping you guys can help me with this one. Thanks, CCF
  2. Hello A few years ago I purchased is what I believe to be a WWI Aluminum parade helmet. I am planning to sell it and I would appreciate if anybody knows anything about it such as pricing, condition, or rarity. Any feedback is appreciated! Thanks, CCF
  3. Here is a photograph of my Great Great Grandfather Albert. I believe he was a medic during the First World War. As I am told he was caught in a gas attack on the front without his mask. He thankfully survived but suffered major breathing/lung problems for the rest of his life. He didnt live very long after the war, most likely due to his medical issues. I do not know anything about WWI insignia and I am very interested in his rank and I cannot identify anything on his uniform. I hope u guys can help me with this and please contact me with information. Thanks! -Charlie
  4. To my knowledge, pocket knives were not issued to soldiers like this one. Most pocket knives would have been simply brought from home or bought by private purchase. Although it does seem to look peroid accurate, I do not think it was used in the civil war. Many old tin cups sold as "civil war" are almost never military issued, such as that knife perhaps.
  5. Just wondering, have you guys ever seen the actaul gas mask painted on? It seems like something a soldier might do, although it could compromise the mask.
  6. Even though I'm probably fine, is there any way I can "sterilize" the asbestos or get rid of it?
  7. I got the email back from the Imperial War Museum! Dear Charles, Thank you for your enquiry. With regards to gas masks, we warn that there is the possibility that any First World War era mask could contain traces of asbestos and that all models should be checked. The company we always use for gas mask asbestos checks, East Coast Insulations, is UK based and I'm afraid we don't have any recommendations for US based companies. If you contact your local council then they should have asbestos removal contacts that they can recommend. Regards, Adam R IWM
  8. So then whats the decision, is there or is there not asbestos. I read this web page http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forums/index.php?/topic/79797-small-box-respirator-filter/ about a guy who actually dissected the filter and he says he found charcoal, mesh, and cotton. Could the cotton have been confused w/ asbestos???
  9. I emailed the Imperial War Museum to ask if they knew anything about the topic
  10. Hello, I recently bought a WW1 US green box respirator. I am very worried if the thing does contain dangerous chemicals in the filter. I have read conflicting reports on the subject. Please add as much info as possible on the subject. Thanks!
  11. Hello, I recently bought a WW1 US green box respirator. I am very worried if the thing does contain dangerous chemicals in the filter. I have read conflicting reports on the subject. Please add as much info as possible on the subject. Thanks!
  12. Hello, I recently bought a WW1 US green box respirator. I am very worried if the thing does contain dangerous chemicals in the filter. I have read conflicting reports on the subject. Please add as much info as possible on the subject. Thanks!
  13. It kind of looks like one of those uniforms from a Military Academy like West Point or some Military School, I believe they are usually gray
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