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).