A tan coloured canvas and rubber mask attached to an orange/red metal canister by a rubber hose covered in canvas.
A gas mask worn over the face to protect the wearer from breathing toxic materials. In WWI they were an important part of soldiers' equipment as poison gas was used. During WWII thousands of gas masks were manufactured and given to soldiers, civilians and even animals. Neither side used gas during WWII but training to use a gas mask was given, even in New Zealand.
artist/manufacturer: B.W. & M. Ltd. Britain
maximum dimension: 670mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology, Art, English, Science, PE & Health
subject themes: WW1, WW2, Conflict, Warfare, Technology
handling collection number: HC149