Hello all,

As I branch further and further into Imperial militaria, I find myself very interested in Gas masks of WWI.

I am currently looking at a 1917 model and I wanted to ask a couple of questions regarding the asbestos content of the filters.

I know it has been discussed before here, but I just wanted to clarify.

What should I look for when purchasing one?

Do they pose a threat if the filter is solid, without holds and merely sitting on a shelf for display?

Would it be better to pour water mixed with glue into the filter? If so, how should I go about this?

Would it be sufficient to place it in a sealed glass case?

I have family members to consider here and want to be as safe as I can.

Thank you for taking the time to read.


Josh R