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1917 WW1 British gas mask and bag markings.


paul_hermitage
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Hi Forum,

I recently purchased some items that belonged to a RFC officer, including this gas mask and bag. I wondered if somebody could give an insight into all the markings, e.g numbers etc.... on the bag and gas mask?

Please click on the pics to enlarge:

http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/paul_hermitage/library/WW1%20Gas%20Mask%20RFC?sort=3&page=1

Many Thanks

Paul

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Paul,

The No.2 on the mask is the size.

Note sure what the 19 is on the inside.

The bag was made by Waring and Gillows in 1917.

The arrow is the acceptance mark and the number under that is probably the Inspector number.

Are there any remnants of color on the filter? If Black early--If it has remnants of a reddish varnish then post summer 1917 NC filter.

Note sure what the NW stamp is?

Hope this helps

Joe Sweeney

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Hi Forum,

I recently purchased some items that belonged to a RFC officer, including this gas mask and bag. I wondered if somebody could give an insight into all the markings, e.g numbers etc.... on the bag and gas mask?

Please click on the pics to enlarge:

http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/paul_hermitage/library/WW1%20Gas%20Mask%20RFC?sort=3&page=1

Many Thanks

Paul

Having had the benefit of the knowledge of others here, one wonders why you didn't then incorporate the information into your eBay sales listing?

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