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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.
This leather face mask provided a reliable source of oxygen to the 1920s aviator while flying at high altitudes in an open cockpit.
This early leather face mask provided the aviator with a level of comfort in an open cockpit.
A Museum mannequin models a face mask that would have been used by an early aviator.
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Donated by Mrs. A. S. Koch
United States of America
Overall: 8 1/2in. x 1ft x 2in. (21.6 x 30.5 x 5.08cm)
National Air and Space Museum
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