Thursday, September 17, 2015

Imperial Japanese Navy Radio Operator Gas Mask

Imperial Japanese Navy Radio Operator Gas Mask:

Also knows like Type 97 No.1 Mk.2. Special gas mask designed for radio operator or officers who needed that diaphragm to comunicate and give orders. It is very similar to the other versions, the main difference is the diaphragm at the front and the exhale valve at the side.

The filter is carried with an harness. It is the only filter I have that has this kind of harness.

The bag says: Type97 No.1 Mk.2. This mask's bag is much smaller than the other navy mask's bags:

It came with accesories: a golden box with exhale valve and diaphragm replacements, a cloth and a tube that actually I dont know the designation.

The box is metalic and It doesnt seems to be for gas masks. It has stamped the symbol of ''Daimaru Department Store''.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Type B firefighter hood!

Type B Firefighter Hood:
This quite rare hood was used specially by firefighters. The guy in the box's photo is wearing a sash that says: ''Fire prevention leader'':

This is the hood. The conditions are great, as you can see by the photos:

Sides of the hood:
It also has a cap on the filter with a note, it means: ''Take off cover off filter when going to use''

It has a stamp inside, what means: ''Aikoku scientific company''

The box is in good shape, on it we can read:
  • Patriotic Gas Mask
  • Patent approved by goverment
  • Patent approbed by Manchukuo goverment.
  • Patriotic science

In one of the box's sides we can find this, it is a period of use chart:

Also, I was a bit surprised, it came with a carry bag. At first look, I thought it didnt belong to this mask, but looking closer I found a stamp on it with the same logo the box has:

Carry Bag:

Details of the locker and stamp/logo: