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  • The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

    I thought you guys might enjoy reading about this bizarre Mickey Mouse item from the past:



    ...The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask was designed for small children in a valiant attempt to give them something that would work and still be fun. Ultimately, the Office of Civil Defense bought the M2 Noncombatant Gas Mask for small children to protect them from chemical agents. In tests, with proper coaching and good salesmanship by the leader, young children could be induced to wear the gas mask for extended periods.

    ... The Walt Disney Archives, Burbank, California, has a facepiece without ears, lenses, or a canister...
    Full article here:
    http://gasmasklexikon.com/Page/USA-Mil-Mikey.htm
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    Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

    Wow! Thanks for finding/sharing this.

    A critical need existed to protect the civilian population, especially children, from gas attacks. Hawaii was of special concern and thousands of US military training masks were rushed in for the civilian population’s use. No masks were available to protect children, so the Hawaiian Department used a locally fabricated expedient that consisted of a hood with bunny ears.
    Oswald! )
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    • #3
      Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

      That's that's pretty awkward.

      Just a little bit of helium, and no one could tell...

      If that makes any sense to anyone.

      We're always having fun in the Fun and Games Lounge. Care to visit us?

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      • #4
        Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

        I remember learning about those back in elementary school when we did a unit on Rememberance Day, WWI and WWII. Basically the intention was that kids would favour these over regular green gas masks, and wouldn't be too frightened from them.

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        • #5
          Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

          it makes some sense. Speaking of wierd Mickey products anyone remember the Mickey Mouse personal massager from a few years ago? Just Google it.

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          • #6
            Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

            :blink:

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            • #7
              Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

              Perhaps that inspired this little beauty:

              http://fc01.deviantart.com/fs13/f/20..._was_taken.jpg

              Now, I'll turn that little mouse's dream into a nightmare Fantasmic!

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              • #8
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                Now that's just wrong.

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                • #9
                  Re: The Mickey Mouse Gas Mask

                  thats a funny picture, "hey kids kill all fast food mascots!"
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