French A.R.S. - G.E.P.

The French Masque A.R.S. - G.E.P. used a cloth facepiece similar to the A.N.P. T-31 and TC-38.  It was used for civil defense.  This example was made in 1939.
A.R.S. = l'Appareil Respiratoire Spécial = Special Respirator Device"

G.E.P. = Gaz Et Protection = "Gas And Protection"

 

Similar masks in my collection:  French A.N.P. T-31, French A.N.P. T-31 Artillerie, French TC-38

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Size stamp on cheek "T.O."

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Manufacturer and model stamp inside mask "A.R.S. - GEP"

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Lot and date stamp inside mask "1820 6122-8 10-1939"