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Gas Mask, 1938
Gas Mask, 1938


 
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6 x 8 1/8 in. press photo.

Stamps and annotations to verso, including glued caption dated 4/24/1938 reading (in part), "Tests New Mask Against Dreaded Occupational Disease. Southbridge, Mass. -- After half an hour in the sealed chamber of the American Optical Company's testing room here, where he rode a bicycle to duplicate the efforts of a workman, while black carbon was sprayed into his mask protected face, this subject comes out, a mass of soot, but proves that the new respirator unit developed by the company offers 100 percent protection against that dreaded occupational disease, silicosis."