Manufactured by
Shalon Chemical Industries Ltd., Israeli, founded 1968
Worn by
Dr. Cobb, William Jelani, American, born 1967
gas mask (a): rubber with plastic, metal and ink;
filter canister (b):paint on metal with charcoal and fiberglass
H x W x D (2016.122ab - Gas Mask with Filter Cartridge): 7 7/8 × 6 5/16 × 12 5/8 in. (20 × 16 × 32 cm)
H x W x D (2016.122a - Gas Mask): 10 5/8 × 6 5/16 × 11 in. (27 × 16 × 27.9 cm)
H x W x D (2016.122b - Gas Mask Filter Cartridge): 4 3/16 × 4 3/16 × 2 3/4 in. (10.6 × 10.6 × 7 cm)
A Shalon Chemical Industries Ltd., adult model 4A1, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC), black, rubber gas mask (2016.122a), with a Type 80, NBC filter canister (2016.122b) worn by Dr. Jelani Cobb during demonstrations that took place in Ferguson, Missouri during the summer and fall of 2014. The mask has five (5) adjustable head straps with plastic buckles that secure the mask on the wearer behind the head, an interior seal, two (2) wide, plastic view lenses secured to the mask with screws, and a plastic voicemitter attached to the nose cup. There is a plastic hydration port on the proper right side of the mask with a metal clip at the base. The mask has a round, metal, beige, threaded filter canister. The exterior of the canister has twelve (12) molded spokes on the front and six (6) indentations on the back. The interior of the canister has a metal plate over a mesh metal screen. There is a printed series of numbers in black ink on the top of the filter canister and molded marks and stamps on the interior and exterior of the mask.
Place used
Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel, Middle East, Asia
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Tools and Equipment-Military
Black Lives Matter
gas masks
Race discrimination
Race relations
U.S. History, 2001-
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Dr. William Jelani Cobb
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions

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