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WW1 gas helmet. But which one?

Article about: Yes its world war one because my great grandfather had it stuffed in his trunk with his uniforms and other stuff he brought back. But its unlike any CEM I have researched. I can see its also

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    Yes its world war one because my great grandfather had it stuffed in his trunk with his uniforms and other stuff he brought back. But its unlike any CEM I have researched. I can see its also probably early period too. The metal mouthpiece with the strange partitioned metal tongue is beyond what i can understand. Maybe french? is there anyone with expertise about this?
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    I have never seen anything like it but it has the typically WW1 features of mouthpiece and noseclip. I would guess it's either from some sort of special purpose respirator, perhaps for a particular kind of confined space, or an experimental type.

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    Yes thats a really good point. Any ideas about the split metal tongue in the mouthpiece or the wooden piece attached?
    I have tried to get my head around this for months but cant seem to find anything. Putting that mouthpiece in the mouth must have been unpleasant, although i can see it was painted to protect from the metal. There must have been a special reason for why he kept this!!!
    My suspicions are also early period german coz the lack of rubber in the mouthpiece makes me think german, but that only a wild guess.

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    My feelings are to narrow down the options. I may be wrong but the outlet is not screwed, more like a fitting for a hose?

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    Ok had a breakthrough, its very very early german. 1915. narrowing it down....

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    Ok its a type of dressler gas mask for pilots and drivers. That seems to be it, also not necessarily early, maybe. it doesnt come with a mask, goggles are expected to be worn. Huge learning curve here and i suspect a very rare piece of german gas mask!

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