Can't tell if a C2, or Lightweight Service Respirator. Could we get a better view of how the headstraps attach?
Now, I have no idea what a recycle center is. I have seen a few guys say they got gas masks and the like from there. Is it like a donation or thrift shop? I'm from the US, so it isn't a term used around here.
Last edited by Wot no sugar; 07-21-2012 at 03:09 AM.
As always - don't forget to ensure its not an Asbestos Filter !!
Its a Post war Mk1 Light Anti Gas Respirator fitted with a special purpose "Porton" type filter as described on the documentation with it. If its still available, I'm interested Also, I believe the overboots also shown are of the type meant to be worn in an environment where radiation is present.
I have always assumed the pattern of speech module on this Respirator to be post-war but a collector on another Forum once claimed to have this pattern of Mask with the module dated 1945.
Can anyone confirm when this pattern was introduced. A lot of these Respirators appear to have been fitted with this pattern of module post-war.
The speech module/exhale valve assembly with the male threaded part did come about during the Second World War, it was intended to allow the attachment of a microphone. There was an example of the microphone shown on nbcd.org, however unfortunately that website is no longer running. As far as I know, all of the post war production models (not the Danish Re-issue ones) were fitted with the male threaded fitting that allowed the fitting of a microphone.