Gas mask with case

Object Number: 
1948.178b
Date: 
ca. 1939
Medium: 
Rubber, metal, plastic, cardboard, leatherette, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 6 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 16.5 x 14.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on side of inhaler: "5803" printed: on paper taped inside lid of case: "N. J. O'Conor, / 5, The Woodlands, / Beulah Hill, / London, S. E. 19."
Description: 
Gas mask consisting of a cylindrical black painted metal inhaler and rubber and textile face mask with clear plastic window (now broken into numerous pieces); in rectangular, brown leatherette-covered case with hinged lid, key lock, and carrying strap (now detached and in several pieces).
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this gas mask was issued to the donor in London in August 1939. It was brought out of England by special permission in October 1939.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Norreys Jephson O'Conor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group