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Chest Portion of an Iron Lung Invented by C. E. H. Armbruster

Chest Portion of an Iron Lung Invented by C. E. H. Armbruster

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Object Name
iron lung, patent model
respirator
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1914
patent filed
1914-09-02
patent date
1916-02-22
Physical Description
metal; aluminum; paint; rubber; fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 46.6 cm x 43 cm x 29.5 cm; 18 11/32 in x 16 15/16 in x 11 5/8 in
overall: 18 in x 13 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 34.29 cm x 32.385 cm
ID Number
1982.0200.01
accession number
1982.0200
catalog number
1982.0200.01
patent number
1172660A
1172661
1172662A
Credit Line
Gift of Charles C. Armbruster, John Lee Armbruster, Ruama Jane Armbruster Nelson, and Betty Louise Armbruster Raite Patino
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