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Portable resuscitator for industrial use, England, 1962
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Title
Portable resuscitator for industrial use, England, 1962
Sold under the trade name "Porton"
Work Type
Public Health & Hygiene
Date
1962
Location
England
Material
complete; glass; metal (unknown); plastic (unidentified); rubber; wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall resuscitator: 310 mm 150 mm, 0.79kg
Description
Porton' portable Mark II resuscitator, for industrial use, with case, supplied by Pfizer Ltd., Kent, 1962; Sold under the trade name "Porton", this resuscitator was for use in factories on people who had stopped breathing. Once the person"s airway and mouth were cleared of any obstruction" including vomit, their tongue or even dentures " the facemask could be placed over the mouth and nose. The presence of such equipment in the workplace shows a dramatic change from previous centuries when the health of workers was of little interest to factory owners. ; The instructions on the side of the box recommended pumping 12-16 times a minute and to continue until normal breathing resumed. The instructions warned that this could take up to two hours. Anyone would have been able to use the resuscitator. Today, only those who are specially trained are allowed to give first aid in a factory or other industrial setting.
ID Number
co147903
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_1981_1410__0002_.jpg
SSID
26294186

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