Gasmask Kemira M/63, Finnish Civ Def.
Gas Mask, Finnish Civil Defense model M/63. Kemira or Rikkihappo Oy brand
Finnish Civil Defense gasmask.
Old civil defense surplus gasmask, robust construction, made from gray rubber.
These were made in Finland for military and Civ Def use, at some point most cities had large Fallout shelters full of equipment in anticipation of coming nuclear holocaust.
The masks are stored in plastic bags or in canvas bag with strap or in carton box with some equipment, it is quite fair to say these are unissued, the thread of filter is 40mm, which is still in use.
The masks are sold for collector purposes only, the use of mask is strictly prohibited, hastur.fi claims no responsibility of anything if mask is worn or used.
The mask may or may not be in perfect condition, the long storage time, and other handling may have caused damage to the mask, even if it can not be seen on bare eyes.
Some of these are little bit tarnished, this is cased due the lack of after inspection talcum, the smudge is removable with cloth and water usually.
The straps come in two versions, the original M/63 rubber and the later cloth / elastic. We inspected some of these and the straps are working.
This was the most manufactured mask in Finland, huge amounts of these were destroyed the the M/71 mask came to market, this happened until 1980´s when somebody came up with the idea of inspecting these, tested old mask was as good as new....
We got these from a long gone industrial fire department, last inspection mars are from 1991, stored in cool and dry place.
Manufacturer Rikkihappo Oy = Sulphuric Acid Inc.
Very nice condition
Fancy and fashionable
Made to survive a nuclear war, very hard to break.
Smells of RUBBER, which is fairly common for rubber items.
Weight: approximately 950g
THESE ARE SOLD FOR COLLECTOR PURPOSES ONLY
DO NOT USE AS SAFETY EQUIPMENT
INCLUDES NO FILTER
This kind of equipment may be illegal in your country, please consult local authorities before purchase.
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