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Article about: Gentlemen: Can you help me to identify this recent purchase? It is a small circular tin, not marked, that contains six gas mask replacement lenses (or anti condensation inserts?) The card co

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    Gentlemen:

    Can you help me to identify this recent purchase? It is a small circular tin, not marked, that contains six gas mask replacement lenses (or anti condensation inserts?) The card container holding the lenses is stamped "18 Okt. 1941." There are also two black metal washers, plus a small folded instruction sheet (one side in German, the other in French). In two of the photos I include a standard replacement lens and packet from a 1941 dated gas mask, to give you a size comparison. The tin and contents are slightly smaller that the standard military replacement lenses. Why the dual language? I'm stumped and would welcome ideas. (It has been suggested in this thread below that this is Swiss, which I think makes a lot of sense, or manufactured for use in some capacity in occupied France ) Click image for larger version. 

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    Best wishes,

    John
    Last edited by Spitfire1940; 01-26-2013 at 01:10 AM.

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    New one on me - never seen one before?
    Thanks for showing!
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Could be for gas mask however I have only ever seen them stored under the lid of the canister itself.these could be for goggles possibly?
    -Dean.

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    John,
    I just had a look at my VM40 volks gas mask and the lenses are smaller. The other thought was maybe luftschutz gas mask in occupied France - they must have needed dual language items during the years of occupation.
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    That makes sense to me. Thanks for the response, Dan.

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    When you get those goggles in the mail you can test them out to see if they fit!
    Dean.

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    Absolutely. I'll let you know.

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    could be Swiss?
    Regards
    René

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    or
    Quote by reneblacky View Post
    could be Swiss?
    Swiss rings a bell with me too.

    Hangarman

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    Yes, that's a possibility for sure. Don't know why I didn't think of that initially!

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