Details

Object

gas mask

Date

1939 - 1945

Materials

leather, rubber, canvas

Description

Gas mask in "handbag" type case with two carrying straps. Gas attacks were widely feared before the Second World War and all citizens were issued a gas maks and expected to carry them everywhere.

ID Number

BAWMS.08484

Current Location

In storage

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