WWII German Gas Mask Filter -
Of metal construction with a metal cap
that screws at the top to protect the filtering material from foreign objects and air. A rubberized cloth
seal is also applied to the opening at the bottom. The filter screws at the
bottom end of the gas mask . The yellow color may suggest
that this is an Afrika Corps filter.
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that should be noted.
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items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The filter comes with the carryin cloth case. Looking inside the case it reveals a series of crisscrossed
strings which are added as a means to reinforce the bag. A true testimony of the type of engineering
employed by the Germans.
The filter has a series of markings and paper tags attached to it. The date 3.12.42 has been stamped on the
side with black ink. This indicates a year of manufacturing of 1942.
A paper tag attached to the side reads "Auergesellschaft aktiengesellschaft Berlin N 65". A paper tag is also
attached to the bottom of the filter.