Drinkers Respirator - Made by Warren E. Collins, Inc.

Drinkers Respirator - Made by Warren E. Collins, Inc.

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Object Name
iron lung
Other Terms
Iron Lung; Respirator
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
metal, steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
foam rubber (overall material)
paint (overall material)
silver (overall color)
gray (overall color)
black (overall color)
orange (overall color)
brown (overall color)
overall: 154.5 cm x 82 cm x 201 cm; 60 13/16 in x 32 5/16 in x 79 1/8 in
overall: 70 in x 43 in x 86 in; 177.8 cm x 109.22 cm x 218.44 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I worked with Dr. Philip Drinker Jr. PhD, (son of the inventor of the Iron Lung) in Clinical Engineering, for many years at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston MA. We used a later version of the Iron Lung to help support a patient at the hospital. Displaying any images related to the Drinker Respirator would be most welcome, as a historical acknowledgement.

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