Gas mask, Kemira T-Model, unissued, in box.
Gas mask, Kemira T-Model, unissued, in box. No filter.
Finnish vintage gas masks from 1970´s, original box.
These are rarely available, for some reason Kemira decided to manufacture much worse masks than the very good M/65 or M/71, which both were made in millions, so this is it the infamous Kemira-T
These masks are unissued, naturally, made of high quality rubber, the visor is made os flexible transparent thermoplastic, and the straps are still flexible rubber cloth. The mask is very good considering the functionality, but the filter is a different story. It may have been an attempt to decrease weight, the filter is attached to the mask just by a rubber band around the funnel part, the filter is just inserted to the opening and fastened with the band. As the user must see, the filter is smaller in diameter ( 86mm ), and shorter ( 59mm ) than the normal CIV DEF filter, the mask is usable only with its own filter type, leaving the very common CIV DEF or military filters out.
Not thinking the filter, these are very nice looking masks, and the opening in front is an invitation to invention, maybe a didgeridoo adapter or snout, maybe a halloween gear....
T-Mask was manufactured in very small quantities, and are rarely seen in market, we got these from a discontinued industrial fire brigade, they have been in cool and dry for 5 decades.
The size is commonly no:3, that would mean large, other sizes are also possible.
The mask is supplied with storage box, and the seal band, the filter is not included. The box is good storage box, and it has a shoulder strap, making it a real fashion statement.
We dug one filter from our storage, and took the last pics with filter, unfortunately those filters can not be delivered with the mask.
Weight: 270g ( without filter )
Koko 3 ( large )
COLLECTORS PURPOSES ONLY
USE AS PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED