Historylinks Year: 1940
A World War 2 No. 4 respirator. The black rubber face mask has two circular glass eye pieces in metal mountings and metal central exhalation nozzle with a brown central portion bearing the lettering V 6261 W.W.B. Ltd. There are six retaining straps with metal adjusting buckles and a back of the head rubber strap retainer, backed with heavy canvas. The face mask is attached by a brown canvas protected flexible hose to a red painted respirator canister. The container bears the lettering '25/9/40' on the top and 'No 4A 1940 Barnsley Canister Co.' on its base. In the bottom third of the container, on one side, there are two slits.
Picture added on 17 June 2015 at 10:27