Gasmask Civil ?
I have just bought this German gasmask with Filter, it is in good condition, it shoild be a 1939 model, do anyone have additional comments.
The rubber is in good, flexible condition. The eyes lenses are yellowed, and the eye lenses have byd Innen 39- on them. The green woven straps are still present, and the number 39 molded in the metal where to fix the filter.
Der Kampfstoff-Filter 455 ist ein
getraenkter FE-37 fuer den Zivilschutz
Text on the round side of the filter:
Prüfstempel (Freie und Hansestadt Lübeck, Dipl.Ing.Gustav A.Rahe)
Dies Filter ist geprüft
laut Rüfungs- Zeugnis nr 3008
Filter 455 schützt gegen Gase mit sauren Charakter (vgl. Einsatz B Din 3181) und
Vollstänig gegen Schwebstoffe (rauch und Nebel)
Text on the top:
Draeger logo on the filter
17. Aug. 1939
Draeger 3008 F
Kenn- Nummer RL 1-38/5
Vertrieb gemass Paragraf 8
07-22-2014 07:18 PM
Indeed a mask for civil-defense...Nice to see with that sealed filter! During an air-raid on Mannheim, my grandmother was told to put on a mask...and was panicked because she couldn't breathe, as the filter was still sealed as well...
Thank you for your reply and the Little story, it always gives the wwi "Things" more life when there are stories.
The only reason she told me the story was because I brought a Luftschutz Gas Mask home one day as well, and it reminded her about that terrifying experience...
Nice LS mask as Glenn says filter still with its seal those type usually come in a short flutted military style round container. timothy
Mine came without canister and the style round container, but the gasmask and filter is in very good condition, there is a good link showing all the diffrent types of filters:
Yes It must have been a terrifying experience fighting for air
Every now and then I see the LS canisters for them usually not too expensive I don't have that type currently just the boxed Volks LS model. timothy