Ww2 imperial japanese gas mask set. This set consists of (1) civilian air-raid mask and absorbent can (1), (2) gas mask (1), and (3) gas mask storage bag (1) used in Japan during World War II.Although it is for civilian use, it is the No. 1 (A) for group use in a form similar to the Army's military gas masks. The masks and absorbent cans were both manufactured by Showa Kako in 1940. The rubber part of the facepiece is slightly deteriorated and hardened, especially the forehead part, and the glass part of the right eye is fogged up. The right eye glass is foggy. Is the gelatinous material of the glass part deteriorating? The rubber parts of the belt and absorber tube are in good condition.
The absorber can is still in good condition, including the paint and instruction label. The rubber stopper on the bottom of the can is still attached due to dissolution and hardening. (2) has a mark dated July 1937 (Army Chemical Laboratory) on the inside left cheek. Compared to (1), there is no deterioration or hardening of the rubber part, and the glass part is almost fog-free and in good condition. It can be attached to an absorber can by replacing the absorber tube.(3) is a storage bag for the late military gas masks. The condition is not so good. The aluminum fittings on the front and left side are rusted and the rubber part is deteriorated and dissolved. There is a symbol-like print on the lower right side of the front, but it is illegible. It is attached as a reference. As the item is over 80 years old, it has some age-related deterioration and stains.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Japan\Other Japanese WWII Orig Items". The seller is "no_spe-94" and is located in this country: JP. This item can be shipped worldwide.