Mask for smokers

Back in 1919, Edward T. Duncan solved the problem of how to smoke and wear a mask at the same time.

Smoke if you want to, even though you wear an influenza mask. Corn plasters fitted to the mask, inside and out, supply the necessary hole.

Popular Science Monthly - May 1919

The only modern near-equivalent I can find is a mask that jokes about having a "smoke hole," without actually having one.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 20, 2021
     Category: Health | Smoking and Tobacco | 1910s

I remember a few news photos of people doing similar hole punching to smoke in COVID masks. They just used tape as I recall.
Posted by eddi on 08/20/21 at 10:17 PM
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