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WW1 British Army Black Veil Respirator

British Army World War One "Black Veil Respirator" and pouch.

This was one of the earliest gas masks to offer protection from gas attacks and was first used in May 1915.

The "Black Veil Respirator" was a basic design which offered limited protection from poisonous gasses and offered good protection only if used and worn correctly so was only truly effected when used by well disciplined soldiers.

The respirator was basically a face mask filled with wool waste which was impregnated with Sodium Hyposulphite, Sodium Carbonate, Glycerine and water which would stop poisonous gasses. The impregnated wool padded section was part of a length of cotton, the rest of the length cotton was used to tie the Black Veil Respirator around the face.

Eventually the "Black Veil Respirator" was replaced by the WW1 British Army Smoke/Hypo hood.

Our replicas our made from cotton to replicate the wool padded section and do not have any chemicals impregnated in them so they are safe making them ideal for re-enactment and museum's.

Price is for one "Black Veil Respirator and bag".


£25.00
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British Army World War One "Black Veil Respirator" and pouch.

This was one of the earliest gas masks to offer protection from gas attacks and was first used in May 1915.

The "Black Veil Respirator" was a basic design which offered limited protection from poisonous gasses and offered good protection only if used and worn correctly so was only truly effected when used by well disciplined soldiers.

The respirator was basically a face mask filled with wool waste which was impregnated with Sodium Hyposulphite, Sodium Carbonate, Glycerine and water which would stop poisonous gasses. The impregnated wool padded section was part of a length of cotton, the rest of the length cotton was used to tie the Black Veil Respirator around the face.

Eventually the "Black Veil Respirator" was replaced by the WW1 British Army Smoke/Hypo hood.

Our replicas our made from cotton to replicate the wool padded section and do not have any chemicals impregnated in them so they are safe making them ideal for re-enactment and museum's.

Price is for one "Black Veil Respirator and bag".

Weight: 110 grams