With all of the insane clown stupidness going on lately, I thought it topical to share this image. It’s not some pervert or idiotic frat boy trying to get has ass beat or even shot off, but a World War I gas mask, specifically a British PH anti-gas tube.
It was obviously worn over the head and face and the PH stands for Phenate-Hexamine, a then-new anti-poison gas chemical that impregnated the mask. The funny looking valve on the front was used for exhalation.
These saw service in late 1915 through 1916 and reportedly smelled odd, caused a sugary taste, and fogged up with predictable regularity.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”