Gas masks are often seen as attributes of some plants or shelters. They are purchased by a city or a company in accordance with regulations of civil defence and safety measures in emergency situations. But where do they come from? From plants where they are produced, of course. The USSR has such plants almost in every region, but today most of them do not function anymore.
One of the abandoned places where gas masks were produced is on the photos below.
The shops where they made gas masks were very spacious.
Gas masks are made from plastic and metal details. Without them it’s just a rubber mask with holes for eyes.
“Equipment does not work”, “Air”.
Color of a filter denotes a toxic agent this very filter saves from.
Some painted caps. Who knows what they are used for?
Filter has a thread from both sides. These hoses are used for carrying filters. They can be connected to the endless length.
Filters are checked in laboratories with use of special equipment.
Models and samples of ready products.
Gas masks details.
Product ED-19: details for full-face respirators.
Filters of unusual shapes.
The last batch of gas masks produced by the plant: they tried to burn it but failed.
Two sad stormtroopers say “goodbye” to you in the end.