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Iron lung

Date: 1940 - 1959 | Identifier: Country Doctor Museum
A light- blue steel, cylindrical chamber with four rectangular viewing windows near the top, five circular hinged portals on sides and one rectangular, hinged door; markings on the chamber: "Charlotte Life Saving & First Aid Crew, Inc.," "Charlotte Life Saving Crew" in red block letters across bottom side, a plaque attached with screws inscribed "Donated by Mecklenburg Hotel, Charlotte, NC."; air pressure gauge mounted on the chamber’s top; motor compartment at one end with leather bellows and a metal cap bolted to that end; circular end cap at other end of the chamber attached to chamber by two large clasp-hooks on each side; circular opening in the center of end cap, metal headrest and wood-framed mirror mounted to the exterior; six small wheels on chamber base. more...
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