Original Imperial Japanese WWII Gas Mask with Filter and Complete Paper Label With Bag - dated 1942
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good, near excellent condition genuine WWII issue Japanese rubberized face mask, with metal rimmed clear lenses. The filter can has a wonderful paper label with instructions still attached. It only has a few stains, and all of the characters can still be seen. There are also markings stamped into the top of the can, one of which is 昭 1 7, for the 17th year of the Showa era, or 1942. There is also a maker mark.
The rubberized canvas mask is still fully intact, and unlike so many we see, it is still soft and pliable! There is a bit of light cracking around the very edge, but otherwise it is quite flexible, with even the eye defogging tubes being springy.
Inside on the left side the mask is maker marked matching the can, and also dated with 昭 1 7 for 1942. The straps are all present and in good condition, though only one is still stretchy, as the rubber has degraded. Both eyepieces are in wonderful, clear condition, something rarely seen on Japanese gas masks! The uncluded carry bag is in great condition and still retains the original label.
A very nice matched example of a Japanese Gas mask in great shape, dated 1942 and ready to display!
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