Interwar Canadian Gas Mask in 1929 dated carrier

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    ypres
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    Interwar Canadian Gas Mask in 1929 dated carrier

    Post by ypres on Tue May 08, 2018 2:24 pm

    Hi guys,

    Picked this up the other day. It is a Mk IV gas mask. It is C arrow marked as is the 1929 dated carrier. It is different from the WWII mask in the following ways. The filter can is dated 1930. It was originally painted a tan colour and appears to have been repainted when in Canadian service. The eye pieces are not removable. Most references say that by the early 1930's this type of mask had removable lenses but these eyepieces are 1937 dated. The carrier is the Mk 1 as was used in WWI. This carrier is made of a softer linen that the standard haversack. I believe this is a very rare set. Any comments welcomed.

    All the best,

    Ypres

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    Re: Interwar Canadian Gas Mask in 1929 dated carrier

    Post by Tankermike on Fri May 11, 2018 1:27 pm

    Rare piece, nice
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    Re: Interwar Canadian Gas Mask in 1929 dated carrier

    Post by pylon1357 on Tue May 15, 2018 11:22 am

    And this an example of why, I have returned to my first love, MEDALS. These uncommon variants are a killer to find and just when you think you are close, an different once comes up.

    I have to say, very nice acquisition, one that most people would walk on past.


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    Re: Interwar Canadian Gas Mask in 1929 dated carrier

    Post by jan m on Tue May 15, 2018 11:35 am

    Very nice piece!

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