british masks

Unknown British Respirator 

 

Years used: Speculated to be used around the late 1930s  to early 1940s

Used by: RAF/Industrial Workers/Civilian Duty

Made by: Unknown

Aliases: N/A

 

 

 

Mickey Mouse Gas Mask (Red Variant)

 

Years used: Late 1930s - Early 1940s (This example is from 1939)

Used by: Young Civilians

Made by: Avon

Aliases: N/A

Mickey Mouse Gas Mask (Black Variant)

 

Years used: Speculated to be used from around the Late 1930s - Early 1940s (My variant is from 1942 and Jeremy's is from 1943)

Used by: Young Civilians

Made by: Leyland & Birmingham Rubber Company

Aliases: Minnie Mouse Gas Mask

General Civilian Respirator 

 

Years used: Late 1930s - Early 1940s (The L & B Co. variant is from 1940 and the 'Clyde' variant is from 1938)

Used by: Civilians

Made by: Siebe Gorman/Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Co.

Aliases: N/A

Baby's Protective Helmet

 

Years used: Late 1930s - Early 1940s (This particular example is from 1939/1940) 

Used by: Babies

Made by: Many companies: Avon made the rubber bellows, while the Henley Tyre and Rubber Company made the Protective Hood

Aliases: N/A

Civilian duty respirator

 

Years used: Early 1940s. Variants labelled '1946' have also been seen in the past however these are speculated to have been used by Industrial Workers. (This Variant was produced in 1942)

Used by: Civilian Duty Officials/Industrial Workers/Telephone and Radio Operators  (Specific Models Only)

Made by: Avon/Siebe Gorman/Leyland &  Birmingham Rubber Co. (This Variant is believed to have been made by Avon)

Aliases: N/A

Lightweight antigas Respirator (post-war variant) 

 

Years used: Throughout the 1950s (Variants observed here are from 1952 and 1955)

Used by: Military

Made by: Avon/ Leyland &  Birmingham Rubber Co. 

Aliases: N/A

 

 

 

Puretha 'type a' respirator

 

Years used: 1950s (This example is from 1958)

Used by: Industrial Workers

Made by: Siebe Gorman

Aliases: N/A

 

 

 

Sr6 respirator

 

Years used: Late 1960s - Early 1990s (This example is from 1971)

Used by: Military

Made by: Leyland &  Birmingham Rubber Co.

Aliases: S6 Respirator

 

 

 

S10 respirator

 

Years used: Mid 1980s - Early 2000s (This example was produced in June 1986).  These Masks were phased out by the British Army in 2011 but are still used throughout the world as both Training and Service Masks

Used by: Military

Made by: Avon

Aliases: N/A

 

 

 

 

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