Gas Mask Handbag.
Uncommon and desirable Gas Mask Handbag. As it became apparent that the gas mask was to be constant companion during the early part of the war ways were found to enable the mask to be carried in more stylish ways than the cardboard box in which it was supplied. One of the fashionable styles was in the form of a handbag with a box container for the mask as an integral part of the design. This example, in black faux leather has a lined bag with attached purse compartment and mirror sleeve with a flap closed by a snap. This flap forms part of a larger closure enclosing the gas mask box in which is contained a 1939, Medium size, civilian gas mask. All items in good, used condition.