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Face Mask, United States Army Air Service
United States Army Air Corps Face Mask with oxygen hose; brown leather exterior with light tan chamois lining; flap with snaps over mouth hole; black elastic strap.
Aviator Face Mask with Oxygen Tube
This leather face mask provided a reliable source of oxygen to the 1920s aviator while flying at high altitudes in an open cockpit.
Leather Aviator Face Mask
This early leather face mask provided the aviator with a level of comfort in an open cockpit.
Mannequin Models Early Flight Mask
A Museum mannequin models a face mask that would have been used by an early aviator.
This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.