“Bailout” Breathing Oxygen

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.92

Description:

A brown fabric bag contains a green tank of pressurized oxygen. The tank has a pressure gauge at its top, a tap handle above the gauge, and a rubber hose attached to the valve.

Alternative Name: Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen

Primary Materials: Steel

Markings:

The green bottle has the words “Aviator Breathing Oxygen” stenciled on it in white paint. The fabric bag has the following text printed on it in black lettering:

“U. S. AIRFORCE
BAILOUT BREATHING OXYGEN
DWG. No. 42G7365”

Dimensions (cm): Length = 8.5, Width = 8, Height = 37

Function:

This item is apparently meant as an emergency oxygen supply for aviators.

Condition:

Very good: The valve and its handle are slightly corroded.

Manufacturer: Unknown