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Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

Article about: Unfortunately not, but you could probably get creative with an old bike tyre inner tube and a bit of glue? Thanks Danny

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    Default Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    Hi all

    Not much happening at the carboot for a few weeks, nothing amazing to report, just the normal books and magazines and stuff.

    Anyway, last week I was rooting through the boxes from one of the house clearance guys and was very excited when I spotted a tell tale white canvas, square bag. I opened it up and, sure enough, inside was a nice WW2 era civilian gasmask. Only problem was that the mask itself had been melted by something so only half of it was left. The stamp on it reads 1938

    There was another canvas bag in the box but I didn't open that, just picked up the box itself and asked how much. After a bit of bartering we agreed on 3 for the contents of the box. As I walked down the next aisle, I had a look in the other canvas bag and found a COMPLETE gas mask !! It looks a bit modern but I am no expert on these things so an ID would be great please. The mask itself is in pristine condition with no deterioration of any of the rubber. Over to you Danny !!!

    And in the bottom of the bag with this gasmask, a 'Civil Defence Corps Welfare' arm band. Again, not sure what era so any help would be greatly appreciated. The arm band is in immaculate condition.....not a mark on it

    So....turns out to be a good deal for 3 quid

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    Car boots..gotta love 'em.Your armband would be post coronation due to the queens crown.The Siebe gorman mask is nice.Looks to be a higher quality 'private purchase' one.

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    Default Re: Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    Hi Steve - That is a super CD armband.........

    I believe the second mask is Civil as well. It appears to be
    missing it's little rubber 'exhaust tube' above the canister.

    My mask is marked 1941 and has a makers initials:
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    i've seen those armbands with 'rescue', 'welfare', 'warden', 'headquarters' on them as well.

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    Default Re: Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    hi steve,ive just seen the box with west bridgford,nottingham,thats about 10 mins from my house,which carboot did you find this,strange how things move around,,,cheers adam

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    Measham, just across from Ashby-De-La-Zouch

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    absolute bargain steve nice booty find.

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    Love it.... Well spotted and great price.

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    Default Re: Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    Sorry I've taken so long to reply to this thread Steve, the army is keeping me very busy The second mask you have shown is a variation of the Civilian Duty/Special Services Respirator as has been said. To be specific, its a post war version, more than likely intended for industrial use. The main differences being the head harness, filter, and the carrier. Nice little haul of items

    Thanks

    Danny

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    Default Re: Gasmasks and arm band carboot find - July 2012

    Thanks Danny Don't suppose you've got a spare nose valve kicking around have you ?

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