993.278.1: Gas Mask, 1939-1945

Additional Images

993.278.1: Gas Mask.
Image No. 1706 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Canadian army gas mask. A full-face gas mask consisting of a filter cartridge canister [type E], flexible face covering piece with glass eye lenses, and at the back a six point elastic head harness used to hold the mask in place. A metal inlet/outlet assembly is positioned on the front of the mask, which connects to a short corrugated rubber hose. Both the face piece and the corrugated hose were made from moulded rubber covered in a stockinet material. 'No 4/MK III DUNLOP 10.12.39' printed on back of head harness. 'C.Q.P. 23/11/40 NORMAL MOT 2/40 226' printed on face mask fabric. 'MC LD 711 NORMAL' in relief inside the face mask. 'ONTARIO UTILITIES BRONTE ONT.' stamped top rim of filter cartridge canister, 'GSW MACDONALD PLANT TORONTO' stamped into canister lid with '30/12/39 0 C1' in relief and 'P * V' & 'P' printed in black. 'No 4A ONTARIO METAL SPECALT BRONTE ONT 1939' stamped into base of canister with 'E/V W A I' in relief.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.278.1
Collection: Military
Date: 1939-1945

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 69.5 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • glass,
  • leatherette,
  • metal,
  • paint,
  • rubber,
  • steel,
  • textile,
  • unidentified coating

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: General Steel Wares Ltd. (Filter cartridge canister only)
  • History of Use: Issued to Canadian and U.K. Forces in WW2.