The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

proxy2And you thought your childhood was psychologically damaging. The Mickey Mouse gas mask was designed to usher children into the age of biological warfare by turning chemical weapons attacks into a “game.”

An initial run of 1,000 masks was produced, but they were never used, and after the war were distributed to senior officers as keepsakes. Via Gasmasklexicon:

The Mikey Mouse gas mask for children was created in January 1942 by the Sun Rubber Company and designer Dietrich Rempel, with Walt Disney’s approval. This design was presented to Major General William N. Porter, Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service. The mask was designed so children would carry it and wear it as part of a game…

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  • Wanooski

    That is very very creepy. 

  • Anarchy Pony

    That is very very creepy. 

  • dumbsaint

    I so want one of these

    • Reasor

      If they’d rerelease these, I’d buy one for each of my nieces faster than you can say “Jack Robinson.”

  • Anonymous

    I so want one of these

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  • Anonymous

    If they’d rerelease these, I’d buy one for each of my nieces faster than you can say “Jack Robinson.”

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    Research the history of the timepiece. Learn the year the watch was made and sold, noting the serial number. Find out, if possible, how many were made and the original selling price.

  • http://www.warhammerempire.co.uk/ warhammer empire

    Research the history of the timepiece. Learn the year the watch was made and sold, noting the serial number. Find out, if possible, how many were made and the original selling price.

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    That looks so funny!