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Offline Pat B

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1400 Plague doctor's mask
« on: May 19, 2020, 10:43:53 am »
Back in the day, during the black plague, plague doctors wore these masks as part of their PPE along with a floor length coat, wide brim hat and a cane(for examining patients  ??? ). The long beak on the mask was filled with lavender or other fragrant herbs to eliminate the stench of the plague and of death. They thought the plague was spread by the smell. (Google "Black Plague Doctors)
Anyway, Dylan asked me if I could make a plague doctor's mask. He got a pattern and sent it to me. These masks also had glass eye lenses. Dylan has located some old cutting torch goggle lenses he is sending me and I will add them when they got here. Anyway, here is the results...




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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 10:50:39 am »
Way to scare the crap out of little old ladies, and some old men ;D ;D
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 11:24:18 am »
It likely scared a lot of folks!  Harbinger of death sort of thing!  Hope the doc didn't have.allergies!
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 11:38:23 am »
Looks comfy.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 12:22:46 pm »
Google Steam Punk Plague Doctors mask.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 12:26:32 pm »
That's it Eddie.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 02:02:01 pm »
Oh man, Pat, I think you just nailed this year's #1 Halloween costume.  Super cool.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 02:10:28 pm »
Thanks Steve. I learned a couple of new leather working techniques with this project.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 04:35:27 pm »
Pretty cool Pat....Bet you'd get some hard looks going down the grocery isle shopping in that....Ha Ha.I'm sure they'd think...this guy is hard core ppe guy.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 07:55:32 pm »
Are you going to wear that at the next Classic?  I bet you could fill the snout with chips and whenever you wanted a snack just tilt your head back.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 09:04:25 pm »
Are you going to wear that at the next Classic?  I bet you could fill the snout with chips and whenever you wanted a snack just tilt your head back.

That's some innovative out of the beaks thinking!
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 09:11:19 pm »
The mask is going to Dylan when it's done. Maybe he'll wear the whole outfit to the Classic next year.
Chips are a good idea, Clint.  :OK
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2020, 09:45:46 pm »
My governor just mandated masks in public.   I've been thinking about making one of these plague masks.  Maybe I'll see if I can find a pattern and get one made.
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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2020, 11:04:15 pm »
The mask is going to Dylan when it's done. Maybe he'll wear the whole outfit to the Classic next year.
Chips are a good idea, Clint.  :OK
lol i plan to get the whole outfit together eventually  >:D don't know if i'll wear it the whole classic but i might try and shoot the course with it on for funsies  O:)

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Re: 1400 Plague doctor's mask
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 07:01:51 am »
I think a member of the heavy metal band Slipknot wore one of those, they wear some outrageous masks.