Artifact of the Month

Donor: Silver Lake Fire Department

Accession #:  2012-0230-001

History:   Chemox Oxygen Breathing Apparatus and storage trunk.  Used by the Silver Lake Fire Department.  Instructions for use and maintenance with photos are inside the trunk cover.  Red metal trunk has three compartments for the chemical canisters that were used.  The three-quarter hour self-contained oxygen-generating apparatus has a chest harness and face mask.  Made by the Mine Safety Appliances Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Serial number 42165.  Trunk label: M.S.A. Chemox Oxygen Breathing Apparatus…Bureau of Mines Approval 1307.  Includes a repair parts list


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