british masks

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Frontal View of the Hooded Variant
Frontal View of the Hooded Variant

This Mask also had a Hooded Variant. This Example belongs to Aidan Reale-Key

Close-up of the Exhale Valve Cover
Close-up of the Exhale Valve Cover

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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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

 

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Side View of the Mask
Side View of the Mask

Inside the Tin
Inside the Tin

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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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

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Another Variant of this Mask
Another Variant of this Mask

Note the White Tape on the Flutter Valve and Filter Port and the Blue Lenses. This Mask belongs to Jeremy Plum (FirebirdJP).

The Mask's Carrier Box
The Mask's Carrier Box

Text on the Inside of the Box

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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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

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Side View of the Mask
Side View of the Mask

Detail on the Inhale Valve
Detail on the Inhale Valve

Markings read: 'MB 38'

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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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

Superior View of the Babies' Helmet
Superior View of the Babies' Helmet

Bottom View of the Helmet
Bottom View of the Helmet

Markings found Inside the Hood
Markings found Inside the Hood

The Henley Tyre and Rubber Company made this Protective Hood in August of 1939

Superior View of the Babies' Helmet
Superior View of the Babies' Helmet

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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

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Optical Inserts have been placed into the Mask

Close up of the Optical Inserts
Close up of the Optical Inserts

High Contrast Photo of the Bag
High Contrast Photo of the Bag

The markings observed here are unclear and are yet to be identified

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Optical Inserts have been placed into the Mask

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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

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Side View of the Mask
Side View of the Mask

Inside the Mask's Carrier Bag
Inside the Mask's Carrier Bag

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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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

 

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

The Mask as seen on Gasmasklexikon
The Mask as seen on Gasmasklexikon

This Mask once belonged to the late, great Johannes Möller. I am very proud to have it in my collection

The Mask as seen on a model
The Mask as seen on a model

Correct use of the Filter Carrier can be observed here

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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Puretha 'type a' respirator

 

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

Used by: Industrial Workers

Made by: Siebe Gorman

Aliases: N/A

 

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask with Filter
Frontal View of the Mask with Filter

Second Pattern Microphone and Mounting Bracket have been installed

Frontal Close-up of the Microphone
Frontal Close-up of the Microphone

The Microphone observed here is the 'Second Pattern' version

Markings on the Mask's Filter
Markings on the Mask's Filter

Frontal View of the Mask with Filter
Frontal View of the Mask with Filter

Second Pattern Microphone and Mounting Bracket have been installed

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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

 

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask with Filter
Frontal View of the Mask with Filter

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

The Mask's Filter
The Mask's Filter

Frontal View of the Mask with Filter
Frontal View of the Mask with Filter

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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