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”
In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.