German plywood Ersatz Gas Mask can model 1917.

Ersatz Gas Mask Can WW I
Ersatz Gas Mask Can WW I
 
Ersatz Gas Mask Can
Ersatz Gas Mask Can
 
German Ersatz Gas Mask Can
German Ersatz Gas Mask Can
 



Almost all feldgrau painting is gone, only the bootom surface of the can kept the original colour. On the top of the can there is a white number “I” visible. Original remains of the straps are still attached.

3 Responses to “Ersatz Gas Mask can”

  1. LOVEC24 says:

    I hawe in home “new” ersatz gas mask

  2. Thomas Apple says:

    Are you sure the ersazt gas mask can is plywood and not birch bark?

  3. Milosz says:

    Hello Thomas,

    Thank you for your comment.
    The can material could looks like a birch bark and my first thought was also that it could be a birch bark but in all my bibliography I found information that the “Ersatz” gas cans were made of plywood. In that particular example the plywood is cracked, which makes impression of birch bark. I did not find anywhere any information about “ersatz” cans which were made of bark.

    Regards,
    Milosz

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