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What kind of bag is this?

Article about: Hi Guys, This bag was given to me recently by an elderly neighbour, it's not really my kind of thing normally, i guess it's a gas mask bag and probably ww2. Other than that i have'nt got a c

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    Question What kind of bag is this?

    Hi Guys,

    This bag was given to me recently by an elderly neighbour, it's not really my kind of thing normally, i guess it's a gas mask bag and probably ww2. Other than that i have'nt got a clue!!

    Is it services issue,civil defence? It appears to have had several owners judging by the amount of s/n etc. ???

    Hope someone can answer my queries. Many thanks.

    Gaz
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    Default Re: What kind of bag is this?

    it is a British military ww2 gas mask bag .The string is to tie around the body when the bag is around the kneck to the chest area.

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    Default Re: What kind of bag is this?

    Quote by airwarrior View Post
    it is a British military ww2 gas mask bag .The string is to tie around the body when the bag is around the kneck to the chest area.
    Hi Mate,

    Thanks, that's cleared that one up, i was wondering what the string was for ,cheers.

    Cheers
    Gaz

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    Default Re: What kind of bag is this?

    Just to add this is an early war/ pre war type respirator haversack which is very similar to the First World War pattern SBR haversack, as it has brass hardware and the distinctive radio set type clip/hook on the left hand side, later bags are made in a more bottle green shade of Khaki canvas which had a special protective treatment, these have a fixed strap and different fastening arrangement for the chest cord (metal fiction disk), also the latter bags circa 1942 have economy steel sheradised fittings to save on brass, and in some cases just two "ventilator" eyelets instead of three.

    Nige
    "Now, I've designed this like a collapsing bag ! "

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    Quote by Nige H View Post
    Just to add this is an early war/ pre war type respirator haversack which is very similar to the First World War pattern SBR haversack, as it has brass hardware and the distinctive radio set type clip/hook on the left hand side, later bags are made in a more bottle green shade of Khaki canvas which had a special protective treatment, these have a fixed strap and different fastening arrangement for the chest cord (metal fiction disk), also the latter bags circa 1942 have economy steel sheradised fittings to save on brass, and in some cases just two "ventilator" eyelets instead of three.

    Nige


    Thanks Nige,

    I 've checked out the fittings,they're all brass.
    So i guess it's as you say ,pre/ early war, Thanks again

    Gaz

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