WWII German M30 Gas Mask - This is the first style gas mask issued by the Wehrmacht. It is fabricated from a rubberized canvas, the frame in ovine leather, with rubberized seals over the seams and stitched areas. The eyepieces consist of honey-coloured celloloid lenses, with the eyeglass frames in brass and painted gray.
The rear of the mask has been fashioned with five adjustable canvas-line elastic straps, one at the top and two on each side, plus a reinforcing leather patch at the junction, to allow for a snug fit against the side and back of the wearer's head, while all the adjustable buckles are metal. The masks were stamped in three sizes in black ink on the temple: "3" (small), "2" (medium, as per this model) and "1" (large). The style of the mask allowed it to be carried, hanging around the neck, ready for immediate use. The accompanying gas mask container (Tragebusche) is fabricated from a good quality sheet steel, lined in aluminum, acting as a kind of soundproofing.
ITEM CONDITION AS IN THE PICTURE, USED.