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WH (Heer) Gasmask with Canister


WH (Heer) Gasmask with Canister (Gasmaske M38 mit Blechbüchse M38) complete with both the short and long carrying strap and a pair of spare glasses (Klarscheiben). All German Army personnel were issued with a gasmask, carrying canister and accessories and were required to have it readily available at all times. Fear of the potential use of chemical warfare agents made the gasmask and canister a constant companion of the German soldier through-out the war. The M30 gasmasks were produced in a rubberized canvas with metal fittings while the M38 gasmasks were produced in molded, rubber and were also equipped with metal fittings. This is a M30 type mask with an 'Fe41' type filter. The gasmask is very stiff and not flexible anymore. The filter is in good condition. The M38 type canister is nicely maker marked and dated 1944. The canister is complete with both the long and short carrying straps. The matching straps are in used condition. A name tag is sewn to one of the gasmask straps. Nice original gasmask set in used condition!

This gasmask set originates from the collection of the recently closed Eyewitness Museum and was in display in the diorama in the last picture!

PLEASE NOTEfor collector purposes only, this gasmask is not intended for actual wear or usage!

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