C042269 SWEDISH WWII "LUFTSKYDD" GAS MASK. The Swedish Luftskydd (Air Defence) was organized in 1937 with a responsibility on a county level with an emphasis on sirens, shelters and gas masks. This gas mask for the civilian population comes housed in a rigid cardboard, two piece container that is painted grey with a cross hatch pattern. It is suspended by a grey webbed harness and clearly marked to the front "För Aktivt Luftskydd", as well as "Birger Carlson & Co. A.B. Stockholm". The grey fabric mask is complete with webbed harness and corresponding elasticized adjustment straps. Two large clear lenses measuring approximately 9cm in diameter have thick metal rims that screw off. The mask is marked "2" to the front, denoting the size of the mask. The original oiled paper is inside the face cavity. Included is an eight page instruction booklet, as well as small packet that is date stamped for 1940. The canister is not included. Nice untouched example.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $86.00

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