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LUFTSCHUTZ! German gas attack protection and detection devices in World War Two

GASBETTCHEN / Gasbeds for new born infants up to approx. 1 year

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GASBETTCHEN / Gasbeds for new born infants up to approx. 1 year
GASMASKE / Gas mask for small children
GAS MASK FOR ADULTS the VM 37
ADULT GAS MASK THE VM40
ADULT GAS MASK THE VM44
VOLKSMASKE / VM GAS MASK CLOTH CARRYING SACK WITH BLUE STRIPES.
GAS MASK GM30
other civilian gas masks -GM 200
GAS MASK GM 38
GAS MASK FOR HORSES
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original period luftschutz related books and magazines
GAS DETECTION REAGENT TUBE
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Original cardboard box lid for Gasbettchen
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Gasbettchen is made by the AUER firm with the Luftschutz number RB1 39/47

Gasbettchen with cardboard box lid removed
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View of Gasbettchen packed with all accessories in original storeage box .

Gasbettchen assembled and ready to be sealed
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Triangular side flaps folded in and lower long flap ready to be rolled up into upper flap .

Close up view of closing flaps with retaining clip
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Close up view of lower flap rolled into upper flap and retained by spring loaded strap with D ring .

A FAMILY OF GAS PROTECTION !
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A Gasbettchen , Gasjńckchen , Gasmask , all for the German civilian population

The German Gasbettchen Ready For Action !
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With a doll as a stand in for a real infant this Gasbettchen is ready for any gas attack !

An interior view of the Gasbettchken
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The fabric flap is ready to seal the infant inside , note the round VM gasmask filter on the right

Basic Parts of the German WWII Gasbettchen
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From top to bottom : white fabric cover ,wood frame, VM gasmask filter , foot pump with hose.

Basic wood frame of German WWII Gasbettchen
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The basic frame is made from laminated beech wood . 2 side frames attached with 4 wood pegs

Laminated wood side frames with wood retaining peg
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sides and floor board number marked for assembly
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The left hand side frame and floor marked with a 2 and right side with a 3 for quick assembly

View of side frame and floor board with wood
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retaining pegs .

View od red ink stamp at air hose connection
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Stamp reminds the user to screw in the breathing filter before use ! On the other side is the Filter

Interior view of the VM gasmask filter
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This is located on the inside of the gas bed and a screw fitting connects this to the foot pump hose

Interior view of the black bakelite air vent
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This is a black bakelite one way air vent valve with a spring loaded disc so exhaled air can escape

Another detailed interior view of the gas bed
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The Gasbettchen had an attached glove so the user could attend to the needs of the infant inside .

View of theFabric internal glove
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This glove is attached to the body of the gas bed and access is through an opening on top of the bed

Glove access opening on top of Gas bed .
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3 Finger glove is attached to gas bed and access to baby inside is only possible through this glove

FACTORY DEFECT IN FABRIC REPAIR
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This is a defect in the fabric and instead of rejecting the fabric a patch was glued and sewn on .

Factory defect repair with inspection stamp
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In order to insure air tightness in the gas bed all repairs are inspected and ink stamped

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LuftSchutz fur kinder : Gasjńckchen , Gasbettchen und Gasmaske .