We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1935 Draeger “O” Mask
This unique porthole mask was made by Draeger in Germany 1935. It was a simple and elegant design in a black rubber canvas and mainly used for industrial purposes. Note the manual and central windshield wiper knob on the domed single window. The wiper was used to clear condensation inside the glass... $1600