Bob Basset Mask Praised by Authors William Gibson and Cory Doctorow

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Bob Basset Gas Mask #9, for sale on eBay, was featured in the blog Boing Boing. One of the blog’s authors, the Canadian science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow, posted a photo which he thought showed a genuine Soviet-era gasmask.

Bob Basset Gas Mask #9, for sale on eBay, was featured in the blog Boing Boing. One of the blog’s authors, the Canadian science-fiction writer Cory Doctorow, posted a photo which he thought showed a genuine Soviet-era gasmask. Bob Basset fans, however, were quick to recognize the Ukrainian designer’s hand and correct Mr. Doctorow.

Doctorow later showed the find to cyberpunk creator William Gibson, who called it “probably the single best Steampunk object I’ve seen.”