One of Grandpa Bob’s items that came into my mom’s possession after he passed away was this mysterious container: After some internet research, I discovered that shutzhaube is German for “protection hood”.  Even further research resulted in the discovery that this is, in fact, a German container that was specifically made to hold gas masks during World War II.  The gas masks that were carried in “Gasschutzhaube” containers were specially made to be loose-fitting so as not to apply added pressure to wearers in the event they were already suffering from head wounds.  Each container carried 1-3 gas masks.  After learning that these gas masks were first introduced on November 7, 1940, I searched around the exterior of Grandpa’s container for an inscribed date.  Sure enough, I found one on the left side: So, now I am…