Latvian Civilā Gāzmaska Modeļa 1939

 

 

The Latvian Civilā Gāzmaska Modeļa 1939 was a civilian helmet mask very simiar to the German VM 37.  This example was made by Valsts Elektrotehniskā Fabrika in 1939.

Civilā Gāzmaska Modeļa = "Civilian Gas Mask Model"

Valsts Elektrotehniskā Fabrika = "State Electrotechnical Factory"

 

Similar masks in my collection:  German VM 37, German VM 40, Dutch Veritex, Finnish M/39, Swiss B-Maske, Swiss SM64

Stamps
Stamps

Manufacturer and date stamps on cheek "1939 VEF V" "4-7612"

Stamps
Stamps

Stamps inside mask "A4. E.21 C4."

Filter connector
Filter connector

Manufacturer stamp on filter connector "VEF"

Filter
Filter

Filter label top view "4-7612"

Filter
Filter

Filter bottom view

Filter
Filter

Filter stamp side view "VEF 1939G."

Filter
Filter

Filter label top view "8-0001"

Filter
Filter

Sealed filter bottom view

Filter
Filter

Filter stamp side view "VEF 1940G."

Filter connector
Filter connector

Manufacturer stamp on filter connector "VEF"

Stamps
Stamps

Stamps on cheek "1940 VEF S" "8-0001"

Box
Box

Top view "Valsts Elektrotechniska Fabrika" "State Electrical Factory"

Box
Box

Bottom view

Box
Box

Front view 8-0001

Inside box lid
Inside box lid

"Regulations on storage and care of the gas mask"