War Gas Smelling Set – WWI

A 5 inch by 1.5 inch by 4 inch wooden box containing chemicals and instructions on how to use them in a chemical attack. On the Front: WAR GAS SMELLING SET For Instructions See Back On Back: INSTRUCTIONS 1. PHOSGENE (Green Label). Unscrew cap. Remove one fragile tube. Replace cap on vial. Break tube. Sniff […]

Gas Mask Small Box Respirator – WWI (Broken)

A 7 inch by 8 inch gas mask with a hose and canister attachment, the canister attachment of this mask is rusted and broken off. The device had larger eye-pieces and a ‘small box’ filter of active charcoal. As it was worn on the chest, it saved precious time during attacks. It offered five hours of complete […]

Gas Mask Small Box Respirator – WWI

A 7 inch by 8 inch gas mask with a hose and canister attachment the canister is 6 inch by 8 inch. The yellow colour of the canister means the canister is for acidic gases such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen chloride. As this mask has a sand brown woven canvas bag to carry the […]

Shell Dressing Kit – 1915

A 3.5 inch by 6 inch wax olive canvas shell dressing kit with printed instructions on wound care. Vernon & Co shell dressing kits were standard issue for many militaries around the world up until approximately 1995 for their low cost, effective use and small size.

Gas Goggles

As an evolution of the gas mask created by Colonel Cluny Macpherson CMG FRCS the gas goggles were created; as WW1 consumed resources these goggles were created to cut down on materials. Soldiers with a wound dressing kit or a using their socks would urinate on these to cover their mouth and nose to stop […]

World War One Hospital Gas Mask

Early World War 1 gas mask designed for use for hospital patients situated near the front lines where gas attacks were imminent. They were made up of the constituents of the “Model 17 Ledermasken” that is, the lenses with reinforcing “spiders” and the later war 17 “third model” filter canister. The hood-like design allowed for […]

Early Gas Mask – Circa Dec 6 1916

Early version of gas mask for British and Canadian forces. Missing is the purifying cartridge to be attached to the device on the front. First widely distributed version of the gas mask to Canadian forces. In dire situations the cartridge attachment hole could be used in conjunction with the shell dressing kit to have a […]

Gas alarm rattle, c 1916

Gas alarm rattle used by sentries to signal a gas attack. Rattle is of wood with metal screws and side plates on rattle. Handle octagonal with metal pin through ratchet element. The rattle is spun by holding in the air and swinging the handle in a circular motion to cause the arm piece to spin […]