Canadian made anti-gas brassard

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    Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:20 pm

    This is rare... a Canadian made anti-gas brassard dated 1943. Most of these I've seen were British made with the Canadian C broad arrow acceptance stamp but this is the first Canadian made example I've come across.





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    Brassard

    Post by edstorey on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:49 pm

    A very nice example! Exceptional piece.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by mk1rceme on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm

    Very nice!


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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by Infanteer on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:05 pm

    The person I purchased this from found several inside of an anti-gas wallet.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by pylon1357 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:50 pm

    I don't think I have ever seen one of these before. Very interesting.... and another dang item to add to my want list. WHy is it I keep getting items but my list keeps getting longer. ARRRRRGGGGGG


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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by George G on Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:26 pm

    Can you please explain the anti gas items for me? I recently saw a ww2 anti gas helmet cover. What was the purpose?

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:01 pm

    George G wrote:Can you please explain the anti gas items for me? I recently saw a ww2 anti gas helmet cover. What was the purpose?

    There is lots of info online if you do a search. A very brief explanation is that soldiers were issued with anti-gas items such as a helmet cover, hood, and cape that were made from an oilskin type material that essentially acted like rain gear and would repel liquid chemical attacks. The brassard which is shown here (could have been more accurately described as a gas detection brassard) was worn on the arm and would change color when it came into contact with chemical agents to alert the wearer that he had been contaminated.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by George G on Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:44 pm

    Thanks!

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by 48th on Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:28 am

    Considering almost every soldier was issued one of these during WWII you would think there would be more around. You see lits of gas masks, bags, hoods and so on but gas detection brassards are very rare.
    I managed to find a Canadian made example a few years ago, it is of different construction than the one posted here. I bought a gas mask and bag and found the brassard and even a luminescent disk. I was very happy to find that. I will post pictures of both items one day.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by Wgrenadier on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:11 pm

    Here are some pictures of 48th's WWII Canadian gas detection brassard...




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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by Wgrenadier on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:12 pm

    ...and here are some photos of his 1942 luminescent disc.




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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by LSR on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:21 pm

    Nice find!

    How common are the Canadian ointment tins,I have this one in my collection.
    This is the only one I ever have come across.


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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by 48th on Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:37 pm

    In my opinion based on what I have seen at shows and online they are not that rare. Anti-gas tin's changed color as the ointment evolved and was improved during the war. The ointment was first issued in glass jars and changed to lead tubes in tins. The No. 2 ointment was issued in a sand colored tin, I believe they are the most common as I see them more often. The blue and green tin's of subsecquint upgrades to the ointment are rarer but not that rare to find.

    The real hunt is to find a tin with the tubes still inside and not leaking.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by LSR on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:49 am

    So the Canadian tins do also come in different colors?
    The British tins are pretty easy to find overhere,but as I said the Canadian ones you never come by.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by 48th on Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:58 am

    Yes, have a couple of the buff/sand colored tin's that were made in Canada.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by jm on Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:35 pm

    Here a sand colored tin from my collection. I don't think they are hard to find here in Holland, I had several of these Canadian tins.

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    Re: Canadian made anti-gas brassard

    Post by LSR on Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:47 pm

    Well maybe I didn't look hard enough.....

    But is this a Canadian tin or a British one with a Canadian acceptance stamp?
    The maker is either on the back side or on the hinged side of the lid.

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    Anti-Gas Accessories

    Post by edstorey on Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:15 pm

    Here are some Anti-Gas Accessories.




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