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Advertisement for a Sniff Kit

(Series 419)

The Sniff Kit was designed to provide an easy and safe method of identifying the five principal gases used in chemical warfare.

Advertisement for a Sniff Kit

Sniff Kit

Approved and Recommended by the Office of Civilian Defense and the Chemical Warfare Service of The U.S. Army

The Sniff Kit is designed to provide an easy and safe method of identifying the five principal gases used in chemical warfare.

The case is made of wood and pressboard, covered with serviceable quality of saddle tan fabric. It contains five bottles with ground glass stoppers, charged with the following contents:

  1. An imitation of Mustard Gas (HS)
  2. An imitation of Phosgene Gas (CG)
  3. An imitation of Chlorpicrin (PS)
  4. An imitation of Lewisite (MI) or (M-1)
  5. An imitation of Tear Gas (CN)

Each bottle is labeled with simple information describing the physiological effect of the active gas; first aid steps for treating victims; field neutralization methods; the U.S. Army symbols, and the popular names to aid in memorizing them.

Out of sixteen possible variants, the Office of Civilian Defense and Chemical Warfare Service have selected these five as being basic representatives for civilian training in recognizing and counteracting actual gases used in chemical warfare.

The life of each of these imitations is guaranteed for not less than four months of normal use, provided the bottles are kept tightly closed when not in use.

Price: $5.00 each prepaid to any point in the U.S.A Write directly to the Northam Warren Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut for descriptive literature and information concerning replacing of simulated gases at a nominal cost.


Northam Warren Corporation

Stamford, Connecticut