WWII US Navy Gas Mask - Type Mark IV
This is a US Navy field gas mask. As issued during World War two. Very interesting
design with the filter attached by two rubber hoses which make the filter rest on the back of the neck of the
The body of the mask is made of black rubber. Two plastic lenses are provided. The filter is a metal
cylinder with a hose attached to each end.
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The carrying case is rectangular in shape. Of canvis construction. Gray color. Two snaps secure the
main flap in the close position. The front of the bag reads:
MD Mark IV
The inside of the bag has a small cloth loop sewn in the bottom section. The lense cleaning cloth housed
in a metal container is secured by the loop. The logo of the manufacturer is stamped in the inside
section of the flap.
The gas mask featured here retains one of the original lense protectors. Consisting of a cloth piece
in the shape of the lense. It was design to be placed right over the lense.
The original instructions printed on a cardboard tag remain attached to the inside of the mask.
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