NAVAL GAS MASK'S CASE
This is the original case where the naval masks were stored. Inside the case there's some straps to prevent the filter from moving. Also, It had the instructions written on a paper glued inside the box.
In the case is writted : ''93式4号防毒面'' which means: ''Type93 No.4 Gas Mask'':
This other is my second navy case. It is a different model of the previous case. It is more width and with some little differences:
I used it to complete the Type 97 black rubber gas mask:
This is other of my cases, it is painted in green outside and bue inside, It still keeps part of the instructions inside:
This is the original box where the civilian Model A / Type 1 was stored. There we can see the stamps from the factory and a space in the top to write the name, address and any info about the owner:
And this is it with the mask, filter and hose displayed in it:
-Big Filters: In the next pic we can see the differents big filters used on various masks. From left to right: Unknow gas mask (Maybe the evolution of the Type 2 Model A Modified D), Model A / Type 1 (Unused) and the Unknow army gas mask made by Fujikura:
Front view: Instructions:
Back view: Factories and Government markings:
In the next pic we can see the filters used by the imperial japanese army/navy:
-On the top: the two kinds of navy filters, one directly attached with the hose (Top Left) and the other with filter input (Top Right)
-On the botton: Unknow japanese army mask (made by fujikura) filter made by FMC (Bottom Left) and the Model 98 gas mask filter (Bottom Right)
-Small Filters: In the next pictures we will see differents kind of small filters:
-On the Left: Filter used on Model 98. Navy gas mask. It could be used for 33 hours. Marked Showa17 (1942)
-On the Right: we can see a common civilian filter with instructions and date attached on it. Marked Showa15 (1940)
This silver filters are from the late production, as there were no recourses to paint them:
-Navy mask's bags: I have two types of japanese navy gas mask bags. Both of them have 2 harnesses, one to attach to the waist and other on the shoulder. It is necessary carry the bags with the filter inside them.
-The one on the left is made from a soft material. On the inside is written the designation of the bag and to carry it with a navy gas mask. Outide it is marked at the top with the name of the previous owner.
-The one on the right is made with from a more rough and stronger material. On the inside is written the designation of the bag. Outside it is marked with the name of the owner in the top and a serial code: ''146091''
-Civilian gas mask's bags: I have two types of bags:
-On the left: A bag for mask with big filters and hose. It is larger than the other version. It has a little rectangle to write the name and address of the owner. This one has 2 harnesses, one to attach on the shoulder and other to the waist. It is necessary carry it with the filter inside the bag.
-On the right: A bag for facepiece with short filter. It is smaller than the previous described model. Only one harness to attach on the shoulder. It is not necessary carry it with the filter inside.
-Army Gas Mask's Bag: This one is compared with the model on the left from the previous example.
-On the Right: We can see the army model. Inside of it, it has the name of the owner/division. It also has 2 harnesses. The big differences with the other model are:
- It has pockets inside to store the decontamination materials and elements to preserve the rubber of the mask after using it.
- Also, this bag has a different shutting system. The civilians models have only one button in the middle while this one has 3 buttons: the big one in the middle and other 2 little buttons on the sides to guarantee that the items inside won't go out in the action.
Jungle gloves used in tropical destinations:
PAIR OF LENSES:
This was a spare lenses for the type 99 army mask. The case still keeps the instructions and the lenses have the original cover. The lot is in great conditions:
This is a small comparison of different valve inlets of the masks. The photo shows valves from the following models: Early type 1, Type 1, Improved type 1 and type 87 army mask.
MASK'S REPAIR CASE:
This is a case for the storage of tools and spare pieces for the repair of the masks.
CASE FOR CHEMICAL TEST TOOLS:
This metal case is marked as ''Military secret'', it keeps inside the instructions to use the chemical tester it had once inside:
ARMY GAS MASK STORAGE WOODEN BOX:
This wooden box was distributed to the troops with the army masks inside.