British Mk I Light Anti Gas Respirator

The British Mark I Light Anti Gas Respirator consisted of a black rubber facepiece with a 60mm filter attached directly to the cheek.  This example was made by British Tyre and Rubber Company in 1944.  Stamps indicate this set was exported to Denmark after WWII, where the designation was changed to M/45E (45 for the year they were imported, and E for England).

 

Similar masks in my collection:  British Mk IV, British C6, Canadian C3

Stamps
Stamps

Manufacturer, date, and size stamps on cheek "NORMAL" "(?)" "IIA" "Z 4/9/44"

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Rubber stamp
Rubber stamp

Manufacturer and date stamp on cheek "BTR 1/44"

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Stamp
Stamp

Stamp on chin "L 30"

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Stamps
Stamps

Stamps inside mask "L2"

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Stamp

Stamp inside mask

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Stamps
Stamps

Stamps on head harness "No 12 W&G 1943"

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Filter
Filter

Filter stamps top view "GD. 2.6.55. L. MK. 2" "53 JJ"

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Filter
Filter

Filter bottom view

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Filter
Filter

Filter stamp side view "CF 54"

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