WORLD WAR I
Mask, Gas

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Description Model 1917 Gas Mask in khaki canvas carrier; rectangular canvas carrier with flap and two 'lift-the-dot' fasteners; two compartments inside, one for mask and one for filter container. There is a 4' long cotton string attached to a ring on the side of the bag. Bag has 2" wide shoulder strap with brass buckles. At center of strap is brass latch to quickly shorten the strap. Rubberized canvas face mask with elastic headband and amber plastic lenses held in aluminum frame; cotton-covered rubber tube from mask to filter canister (respirator). Rubber mouth piece inside and steel guard for rubber valve; long oval shaped canister is painted yellow. Written in ink "CAPT. J.M. SCANTLETON/128 INF. M.G."

John M. Scantleton served as a surgeon in the Medical Corps of the 128th Infantry, 32nd Division, during World War I. He was awarded the Croix de Guerre Medal by the French Government.
Year Range from 1917
Event World War I
Year range to 1919
Material Canvas/Cotton/Metal
Object ID 6732-18
Object Name Mask, Gas
People Scantleton, John M.
Used Scantleton, John M.
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