Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Emergency Fire Hood (1920)

Breathing Apparatus: Rescue and Protective. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920).

Monday, July 30, 2012

Navy Mask, Mark 1 (1920)

Navy Gas Mask, Mark 1 (Mouth Canister Type.)
Breathing Apparatus: Rescue and Protective. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920).

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Submarine Escape Apparatus (1915)

Drager submarine escape apparus
George David Stillson. Report on Deep Diving Tests.  (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1915).

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Smoke Respirator (1873)

The smoke respirator "is one of the latest novelties for the use of firemen is employed by the fire department of London It a man to penetrate rooms and vaults when thick and deleterious gases render it impossible for any to venture with or without the extincteur."
Alfred Ely Beach, ed. The Science Record for 1873.  (New York: Munn and Company. 1873).

Friday, July 27, 2012

Firefighter, Miner, or Soldier (1920)

A new protective mask for firefighters and others.
"Protecting the Firefighters."  Popular Science. 96 (January 1920).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Experimental Helmet No. 13 (1920)

Experimental helmet model No. 13 for American tank operator, shown with and without detachable padded-silk curtain and visor; guarding against lead splash
Bashford Dean. Helmets and Body Armor in Modern Warfare. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1920).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rescue Breathing Apparatus (1920)

Oxygen Rescue Breathing Apparatus, New York Navy Yard Type
Breathing Apparatus: Rescue and Protective. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1920).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Aztec Faces (1911)

Aztec rain god Tlaloc
Three variations of Aztec "monkey face" with "intrusive serpents"
H.J. Spinden. "An Ancient Sepulcher at Placeres del Oro, State of Guerrero, Mexico." American Anthropologist. 13 (1911).

Monday, July 23, 2012

Oxygen Rescue Apparatus (1916)

Oxygen Rescue Apparatus. Prototype, Front View

Oxygen Rescue Apparatus. Prototype, Back View

Oxygen Rescue Apparatus. Prototype, Left Side View

Oxygen Rescue Apparatus. Prototype, Right Side View
U.S. Navy Department Diving Manual. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1916).

Sunday, July 22, 2012

All-Metal Diving Suit (1931)

All-metal diving suit equipped with telephone and electric headlights, for salvage operations at depths of 200 feet or more
Popular Mechanics January 1931 cover image of all-metal diving suit with headlights
"Metal Diving Suit Has Phone and Electric Lights." Popular Mechanics. 55 (January 1931).

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Fireman's Respirator (1898)

Fireman's respirator
Caleb Pamley. The colliery manager's handbook: a comprehensive treatise on the laying-out and working of collieries designed as a book of reference for colliery managers and for the use of coal-mining students preparing for first-class certificates. (London: Crosby, Lockwood, and Son, 1898).

Friday, July 20, 2012

Tests Through Tunnels (1922)

Army gas mask worn in tests through tunnels on Monongah Division, Baltimore & Ohio R. R.
Arno Carl Fieldner, Sidney H. Katz, Selwyne Perez Kinney. Test of gas masks and respirators for protection from locomotive smoke in railroad tunnels with analysies of tunnel atmospheres.(Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Masks for Railroad Tunnels (1922)

Rectangular pocket canister in use
Pocket canister with curved mouthpiece
Arno Carl Fieldner, Sidney H. Katz, Selwyne Perez Kinney. Test of gas masks and respirators for protection from locomotive smoke in railroad tunnels with analysies of tunnel atmospheres. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1922).

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Defiance of the Smoke (1876)

Fireman of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade equipped with the Denayrouze Respirator
Eyre Massey Shaw.  Fire protection, a complete manual of the organization, machinery, discipline, and general working of the Fire brigade of London. (London: Charles and Ewin Layton, 1876).

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Fly / Fork-Grinder (1885)

John George Wood. Nature's Teachings: Human Invention Anticipated by Nature. (Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1885).


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Respiratory Veil (1881)

The Respiratory Veil
George Black, ed. Household Medicine: A Guide to Good Health, Long Life, and the Proper Treatment of All Diseases and Accidents. (London: Ward, Lock, and Company, 1881).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ori-Nasal Respirator (1881)

Ori-nasal respirator
George Black, ed. Household Medicine: A Guide to Good Health, Long Life, and the Proper Treatment of All Diseases and Accidents. (London: Ward, Lock, and Company, 1881).

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sectional View (1919)

A.C. Fieldner and S.H. Katz. "The Use of the Gas Mask as a Respirator." The Chemical Engineer. 27 (January 1919). 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mouthpiece Type (1919)

U.S. Army mask mouthpiece type
A.C. Fieldner and S.H. Katz. "The Use of the Gas Mask as a Respirator." The Chemical Engineer. 27 (January 1919).

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Early French (1919)

Early French Type of [Gas] Mask
A.C. Fieldner and S.H. Katz. "The Use of the Gas Mask as a Respirator." The Chemical Engineer. 27 (January 1919).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pot Tender in Galvanizing Shop (1922)

A combination face mask and skull cap worn by pot tenders in the galvanizing shop. It is a protection from hot metal when cold spelter is added to the bath.
"Protecting Against Hot Metal Burns." The Iron Trade Review. 71 (December 1922).

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hot Mill Man Rolling Sheets (1922)

"Protecting Against Hot Metal Burns." The Iron Trade Review. 71 (December 1922).

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Soaking Pit Bottom Makers (1922)

"Protecting Against Hot Metal Burns." The Iron Trade Review. 71 (December 1922).

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Synthetic Air (1931)

Diving Mask for Deep-Sea Work Filled with Synthetic Air to Decrease Time for Decompression
"Deep Sea Diving Mask Filled with Synthetic Air." Popular Mechanics. 55 (May 1931).

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hose-Connected (1922)

Wearer of the Hose-Connected Gas Mask Climbing Out of a Chemical-Treating Tank after having cleaned it.
"Gas Mask Hose Connected to a Distant Blower." Popular Mechanics. 38 (December 1922).

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Free Breathing (1929)

Aviator's Face Mask with its stiff nose piece, which allows free breathing.regardless of wind pressure
:Aviator's Face Mask Permits Free Breathing." Popular Mechanics. 51 (May 1929).

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Independent Units (1921)

Close up of 1921 navy gas mask
New United States Navy Gas Masks Are Independent Units
"New United States Navy Gas Masks Are Independent Units." Popular Mechanics. 35 (May 1921)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mask Guards Eyes & Mouth (1929)

Worker's Safety Face Mask Guards Eyes and Mouth
"Worker's Safety Face Mask Guards Eyes and Mouth." Popular Mechanics. 51 (June, 1929).
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Protective Mask (1925)

Basket-ball player with protective mask which permits the wearing of eyeglasses during games.
"Mask Guards Athletes Eyes from Injury in Games." Popular Mechanics. 43 (April 1925).

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Too Much Sunlight (1928)

Rubber bathing caps, extended to cover the face, offer one solution to the problem of too much sunlight
Crag Dale. "Beware of Sunburn." Popular Mechanics. 49  (May 1928).