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US Civilian Gas Mask -

This is a US homefront item. As issued during World War two. This is a gas mask that was Issued to civilians in the cities of the United States. Complete with canvis carrying case and instructions pamphlet.

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The design of the mask consists of a rubberized body. Two plastic lenses and the filter attached directly to the mouth area. The filter is of metal construction. It has instructions printed in black ink.

The carrying bag is made of light canvis. Khaki color. A shoulder strap is sewn to the body. The letters US are stamped to the front. Just below that is the Chemical division logo. Additional information printed includes:

Non-Combatant gas mask
m1a2-1-1
Large Adult
Property of the US government




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The pamphlet has a series of drawings depicting a person wearing the mask. An explanation of how the gas mask works is provided.





The cover of the instructions reas as follows:

Your gas mask
Some day this mask may be the
means of saving your life
Examine it, wear it, put it on
and take it off until you can do
so quickly


The gas mask comes in a Child Version as well as a Combat version . There was also a British civilian gas mask available.





This WWII US military collectible may be currently reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.



If you have an interest is seeing other WWII US military collectibles, you can do so by going to our WWII US Military Collectibles Price Guide. Where we cover items from the Army, Navy, Army Air Force and other organizations.



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The value for WWII US field gear and other military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.

Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $30.00 $40.00 $50.00 $65.00 $75.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Invest Grade B B B B B


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