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Object Name Apparatus, Breathing
Date 1890-1900
Material Iron/Steel/Brass/Wood
Used Raquette Lake
Description Hand operated air pump to be used to deliver air to diving suit 1956.043.0003-4. The pump is a cylinder with an air-intake valve and other knobs on the top and the air hose attachment on one side. A piston is driven by a vertical lever (hand operated). Air is pulled in when the lever is moved away from the pump, and air is pushed out when the lever is moved toward the pump. The cylinder and the lever are bolted to a cast iron brace. The brace is bolted to a wooden platform. Pump is operable.
Notes The diving equipment was used in the Raquette Lake area around the turn of the century. Several times the Marion River train fell off the track into the lake and a diver had help salvage the train. Also, the diver would work on the propellers of the big boats. The donor, Dennis Dillon said that the diving equipment was not used after the early 1920's.
Dimensions H-32 W-13.5 D-24.5 inches
Collection T:DIV
Catalog Number 1956.043.0007
Imagefile 051\1956.043.0007.JPG
Species Apparatus, Breathing