Model 1917 U.S. Infantry Fencing Mask

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Title

Model 1917 U.S. Infantry Fencing Mask

Subject

Mask

Description

Padded fencing mask manufactured by Hamblin & Russell Mfg. Co. of Worcester, Massachusetts for use by the U.S. military. Mesh extends to behind the ears and crown of the head. Soft leather-lined padding along the top and cheeks and a quilted canvas bib. Tongue is attached with a coiled spring. Two buckled leather straps (one attaching to both sides of the bib below of the jaw and the other from below the ears) tighten the mask into place and hook on to the tongue.

Creator

Hamblin & Russell Mfg. Co.

Date

1917

Rights

© Fencing Arms & Artifacts

Format

Fencing mask; steel, wire mesh, canvas, cotton batting, leather, brass
Total: height 46cm, width 25.5cm, depth 28cm
Face mesh circumference: width 52cm (ear to ear), height 61cm (chin to tongue)
Mesh openings: 5mm (mesh), 2cm (bars)
Bib height: 13cm (chin to sternum)
Tongue: 14cm long
Weight: 1786g

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

2020.07.001

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Owner / Custodian

Loaned for digitization by an anonymous patron

Digitization Record

Digitized by Benjamin Bowles ; Cataloged by Benjamin Bowles

Collection

Citation

Hamblin & Russell Mfg. Co., “Model 1917 U.S. Infantry Fencing Mask,” Fencing Arms & Artifacts, accessed July 21, 2024, https://www.fencingexhibit.com/items/show/139.

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