Ledermaske model 1917


To provide better gas protection German Army issued a new type of gas mask in June 1917 made of sheep leather. The leather was impregnated with oil to prevent entry of gas to the inside of the mask.

Ledermaske allemand WWI
Ledermaske allemand WWI
 
Leather German gas mask model 1917
Leather German gas mask model 1917
 



The mask and can are with all original straps. This type of mask had duoble lenses which were made of celluloid. This example has a special cotton fibre filter introduced in May 1918.

German Gas Mask model 1917
German Gas Mask model 1917
 
German Leather Gas Masks model 1917 with Cans
German Leather Gas Masks model 1917 with Cans
 

4 Responses to “German Gas Mask model 1917”

  1. David says:

    Beautiful mask and whole thing.
    If I only could rank it it would be 10/10 :)

  2. Milosz says:

    Thank you David
    I’m glad you enjoy my site. I agree with you the mask is superb condition. The only thing is lack of feldgrau paint on the can.

  3. LOVEC24 says:

    Beautiful mask, very beautiful =-)

  4. I am the editor of CameraShopper magazine. One of our writers has written an article mentioning Agfa’s film, chemical, and gas mask parts production in 1917. Would you give me permission to reprint the picture of the gas mask with proper reference to you? Thank you very much.
    Barbara T. Tepper
    Editor
    PS- Here in Conn. we are in the middle of the blizzard.

I would be happy to hear from you