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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 green. Instruction booklet marked "THIS ENVELOPE CONTAINS/INSTRUCTIONS/RECORD CARD/TAPE FOR REPAIRS/SAFETY PIN/KN/KN" and "7828/3/18/225H211B". Cotton canvas case with brown cotton strap, contains tin container marked: "THIS CAN CONTAINS/ANTI-DIMMING STICK/FOR GAS MASKS". Edward William Ziebell was a clerk at Diamond Match Company in Oshkosh in 1916. In World War I he became a 2nd Lieutenant in the 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd "All American" Division.
Mask, Gas -WORLD WAR I -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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