The bondage alphabet continues!
X in this case, is for cross, since there isn’t a great deal of stuff that beings with X, unless you count things that start ex, like exhibit,excite,exhale…all relevant 😉
The gas mask is a new one this girl bought recently at the Manchester alternative fair, its US Navy.
Here’s a bit about it for anyone interested in these kind of older masks
“The Navy Diaphragm (ND) Mark V gas mask, developed in 1957 for U.S. Navy forces afloat, used a single, plastic, monocular, visor-type eyepiece, a departure from the earlier Navy Mark-series diaphragm gas masks, and the only U.S. gas mask to use this particular monocular lens. The Mark V had an excellent field of view due to the broad lens, but it was prone to fogging. The US Navy Mark V Gas Mask is interesting in that it is the only US gas mask to use this particular setup. The design is nothing like the earlier Navy diaphragm gas masks.
The two filter canisters provide improved protection, but this feature causes more inhalation resistance. That is, more effort is required to breathe under normal working conditions. Wearing the mask in extended training exercises, such as CBR/NBC recovery operations, becomes tiresome.”