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The French A.R.S. used a cloth facepiece with a metal inlet/outlet assembly. It was issued to French soldiers during World War I. This example was made around 1917.
A.R.S. = l'Appareil Respiratoire Spécial = Special Respirator Device"
Similar masks in my collection: German GM17, French A.R.S. - G.E.P., French A.N.P. T-31, French A.N.P. T-31 Artillery, French TC-38, French T.B.M. 35, Slovenian M33
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