Luytport III E&J Resuscitator


A green fiberglass case with red plastic handles, metal closing clamps on top, and metal trim and hinges. Case contains two green metal oxygen tanks, plastic face masks and tubing, and green hose, as well as other components for the resuscitator. A metal label on front of case reads: "Luytport III (E&J) / Resuscitator - Inhalator - Aspirator / Ohio Medical Products / Airco / A Division of Air Reduction Company Inc. Madison, Wis. 53701 Made In U.S.A." Instructions for use are on inside of lid.

Emergency medical equipment from the 1970’s television show “Emergency!” The objects are authentic equipment developed for paramedic use. They were donated to the museum in 2000 along with uniforms, scripts, and photographs from the show. The supply kit and medical equipment were carried on “Squad 51" -- the rescue squad vehicle featured on the show. The show’s producers worked closely with the Los Angeles Fire Department and actual paramedics to realistically portray emergency medical treatments.

The collection was donated by “Project 51,” an organization established to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first paramedic training program in the United States. For the anniversary, “Squad 51” was taken on a cross-country tour ending in Washington, DC, with a donation ceremony at the National Museum of American History of the equipment and uniforms. The rescue squad vehicle was not collected by the museum; it returned to California and was donated to the Los Angeles County (LACO) Fire Museum.

Los Angeles County played an important role in establishing paramedical training in this country and launching the field of Emergency Medicine. The TV show Emergency!, which sought to realistically portray emergency medical treatment, was instrumental in introducing Americans to this new profession.

Date Made: 1970's

Maker: Ohio Medical Products

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Wisconsin, Madison

Subject: Entertainment


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Project 51 through Donato M. Dingillo, President Project 51Metal label on fron of case reads:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2000.0103.16Accession Number: 2000.0103Catalog Number: 2000.0103.16

Object Name: Oxygen Caseoxygen case, resuscitator

Measurements: overall: 11 in x 24 in; 27.94 cm x 60.96 cm


Record Id: nmah_1213234

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