U.S. Masks 

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Filter 'Rest' found inside the Bag
Filter 'Rest' found inside the Bag

The Mask's filter was able to rest on this metal structure

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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Corrected english model respirator

 

Years used: 1917 - 1918. This example is speculated to be from 1918.

Used by: Military

Made by: Unknown. Speculated to be the Military or a number of seperate companies.

Aliases: CEM/C.E.M.

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Side View of the Mask
Side View of the Mask

Receipt for the Mask
Receipt for the Mask

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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Cover's Automatic Respirator

 

Years used: Early - Mid 1900s (This Mask was bought in 1966 however its original manufacture date is unknown)

Used by: Industrial Workers 

Made by: N/A

Aliases: N/A

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

A Photo of 2 Industrial Respirators
A Photo of 2 Industrial Respirators

Colourised image of the MSA hooded Comfo Respirator and an unknown Dust Mask (Pictured from left to right). -original source unknown- This image was colourised by Aidan Reale-Key of Old Gas Mask Photos In Colour. For similar works visit his page https://www.facebook.com/colouredgasmaskphotos

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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MSA DUst Respirator Hood

 

Years used: The variant observed here is believed to have been used from the Late 1930s to Early 1950s

Used by: Industrial Workers

Made by: Mine Safety Appliances (MSA)

Aliases: Comfo Hood/ Hooded Comfo Respirator/ U.S. Sand-blasting Hood

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Side View of the Mask
Side View of the Mask

Bottom Side of the Filter
Bottom Side of the Filter

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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Comfo respirator

 

Years used: The variant observed here was used from the Late 1930s to the Early 1950s however certain versions are still in use today (The example observed here is assumed to be from 1941)

Used by: Industrial Workers/Army (specific model only)

Made by: Mine Safety Appliances (MSA)

Aliases: N/A

 

 

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Markings on the Front of the Mask
Markings on the Front of the Mask

This Mask was used by the US Navy and came in a Universal Size

'Fogpruf Paste'
'Fogpruf Paste'

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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US navy NDO mk.1 optical gas mask

 

Years used: 1930s-Late 1950s/Early 1960s (This particular Mask is from 1944)

Used by: Navy Crewmen dealing with Optical Devices

Made by: MSA

Aliases: N/A

Soldiers wearing the M9a1 Gas Mask
Soldiers wearing the M9a1 Gas Mask

A Press Photo of a number of soldiers wearing M9a1 Gas Masks in Vietnam - Circa 1965

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

The Mask's Anti-Dimming Cloth 6/6
The Mask's Anti-Dimming Cloth 6/6

Lot number CH-11057-6400

Soldiers wearing the M9a1 Gas Mask
Soldiers wearing the M9a1 Gas Mask

A Press Photo of a number of soldiers wearing M9a1 Gas Masks in Vietnam - Circa 1965

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m9a1 field protective Mask

 

Years used: 1952 - 1990s (decomissioned from the military for use in special purposes in the 60s). The example observed here is from 1952.

Used by: Military

Made by: Daytona Rubber and Firestone Rubber. This variant is made by Daytona Rubber

Aliases: N/A

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

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Filter Inside the Carrying Case
Filter Inside the Carrying Case

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

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lecco no.45 tear gas mask

 

Years used: 1950s -1960s

Used by: Riot Police/ Personal Defence against Lachrymatory Agents

Made by: LECCo (Lake Erie Chemical Company) (Other variants were made by Pulmosan)

Aliases: N/A

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

Close-up of the Mask's Eye-lenses
Close-up of the Mask's Eye-lenses

The Inside of the Mask's Carrier Bag
The Inside of the Mask's Carrier Bag

A waterproof bag was found inside the Mask's Carrier Bag

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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XM28E4 Riot Control Agent Protective Mask

 

Years used: 1960s - Early 1970s (This variant is from 1969)

Used by: Military 

Made by: Mine Safety Appliances (MSA)

Aliases: Grasshopper Mask/XM28

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

The Mask's Exhale Valve (Open)
The Mask's Exhale Valve (Open)

Markings on the Carrier Bag
Markings on the Carrier Bag

This bag was made by MSA

Frontal View of the Mask
Frontal View of the Mask

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m13a1 hospital collective protector headpiece

 

Years used: Early/Mid 1960s -Early 2000s [Allegedly 2006] (This Variant is from 1980)

Used by: Headwounded Soldiers

Made by: ILC Dover /MSA

Aliases: N/A

A photo of the Acme Full Vision Facepiece from my personal collection

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

This Filter is the Chin Style 15-M Filter, used by the Military against Tear Gases such as the CN, CS and DM Gases

Full Vision Gas Mask Instructions
Full Vision Gas Mask Instructions

A photo of the Acme Full Vision Facepiece from my personal collection

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acme full vision faciepiece no. 6 gas mask

 

Years used: Late 1950s - Late 1970s 

Used by: Military/ Industrial Workers/ Riot Police/ Personal Defence against Lachrymatory Agents

Made by: Acme

Aliases: N/A

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 Inhale Valve
The Mask's Inhale Valve

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

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MCU-2a/P gas mask

 

Years used: : Late 1980s- Early 2000s (This Example is from 1991)

Used by: Airforce/Navy 

Made by: MSA/ILC Dover

Aliases: N/A

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

C2 Filter and Tinted Outserts Installed

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

C2 Filter and Clear Outserts Installed

MI WaterProofing Bag
MI WaterProofing Bag

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

C2 Filter and Tinted Outserts Installed

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M40 gas mask

 

Years used: : Late 1980s- Late 1990s (This Example is from 1992)

Used by: Military

Made by: ILC Dover

Aliases: N/A