Accidental Mysteries is an online curiosity shop of extraordinary things, mined from the depths of the online world and brought to you each, says Jan Weber on her Pinterest site. It is a firefighter’s respirator mask made in 1918, France, designed and built very well out of brass, leather, mica and rubber. It measures 12″ x 9″ x 10″ I’m sure these protective masks from a 100 years ago were an inspiration for some of the recent steampunk masks. A+
This is impressive, to say the least! And yes, could have been an influence on Karl Kroenen’s mask design.