Gas Mask for a Baby
Ullapool Museum

In 1938, the British government handed out gas masks for everyone in the event that the Germans dropped poison gas bombs on Britain. These were carried by people throughout the day.  

This gas mask was designed to hold a baby. The carrier would be expected to pump fresh air into it. Care was taken to see the child inside through the large visor.  

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Date: 1938
Materials : Metal, Rubberised Fabric, Cellulose
Size : 35cm x 55cm

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