British C2 "Mickey Mouse" Small Child Civilian Respirator

The British C2 Small Child Civilian Respirator used a red rubber facepiece with two small glass eyepieces, and a bright blue filter right below the exaggerated flutter valve.  Commonly referred to as British Mickey Mouse gas masks, they were made to look non-threatening for small children during World War II.  Both of these examples were made by Avon in 1939.

 

Similar masks in my collection:  U.S. M2-2-1, Russian PDF-D, Russian PDF-Sh

 

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Filter

Filter stamps top view "MB.39" "G.C.MK.III"