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gas mask? identification

Article about: hi im new to the fourms because i recently accuried a gas mask, well what i think is a gas mask. it has a date on it that is 12/8/42 and some other markings as well. b.r.f., L&B.R.C. lot

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    hi im new to the fourms because i recently accuried a gas mask, well what i think is a gas mask. it has a date on it that is 12/8/42 and some other markings as well. b.r.f.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	190985, L&B.R.C. lot 17C. it is black rubber with glass lens. thanks in advance

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    Hi, the mask you have is a second world war British Civilian Duty Respirator, more specifically manufactured by the Leyland and Birminingham Rubber Company These were issued to people who would have had to carry out duties during air raids, for example ARP, Ambulance crews etc.

    Thanks

    Danny

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    so is it a common mask?

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    Yeah, they're fairly easy to find.

    Thanks

    Danny

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