WW2 Polish Army Wz. 24 Gas Mask & Cannister 1929 Mfg. Original Early & V. RARE
WW2 Polish Army Wz. 24 Gas Mask & Cannister 1929 Mfg. Original Early & VERY RARE. 24 also popularly known as RS. From the first letters of the names of three constructors -‘Robert, Saunier, & Cantot’. It was the first gas mask produced in Poland in the interwar period. Being made under French license, it was modeled on the A. French Army Gas Mask. These masks were produced in the Military Gas Equipment Factory in Radom, Poland. In the interwar period, until 1939, this mask was the basic anti-chemical protection measure used by Polish Army units. 24 consists of a face part with a harness and an absorber. The set also includes a metal cylindrical can for carrying the mask. Eyeglass lenses are made of celluloid (hydrocellulose, cellophane). They are framed with aluminum rings (the ring to the left eye is slightly detached to the top). These rings, in turn, are attached to a rubber frame glued between both layers of the face piece and additionally stitched. The headband of the mask is made of elastic bands (two frontal, two parietal, occipital and clasp). In addition, the mask is equipped with an inelastic strap that allows it to be hung around the neck during a gas emergency. The mask has lost some elasticity due to age but is not brittle. Markings are located on the face of the mask. Military Factory of Anti-Gas Equipment and the year of production: 1929. After the introduction the new Wz. 32 Design, the Wz. 24 was gradually withdrawn from the front line units of the Polish Army and transferred to paramilitary organizations. They were included in the equipment of the League of Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Gas Defense (LOPP). LOPP masks can be recognized by additional stamping. However, despite the modernization of the Polish army, the Wz. 24 masks were commonly used in Cavalry, Artillery and certain second-line units during the September 1939 Campaign. In 1938 this mask was given to LOPP, according to stamps / Size – M (small) A fine addition to any WWII Polish Army equipment collection, these gas masks are exceptionally difficult to find in any condition. Let the photos do the talking for this original gem! (NOT FUNCTIONAL FOR USAGE). Complies with all rules and regulations. Check back often – we search estates and sources across the world to bring a fine selection of militaria. Please review all photos for details regarding the condition of the item listed – further condition information will be included in the listing as is relevant, if you need additional photographs or have questions regarding the condition please do not hesitate to ask. I describe all items to the best of my ability – please do not hesitate to ask any and all questions prior to the close of the listing. Mistakes very rarely occur – however if one does please rest assured that it will be corrected. International Buyers are Welcome! The item “WW2 Polish Army Wz. 24 Gas Mask & Cannister 1929 Mfg. Original Early & V. RARE” is in sale since Thursday, July 8, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “tortugaacquisitions” and is located in Avon, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Time Period Manufactured: 1919-38