Oral respirator

Oral respirator
This oral respirator was intended to be used by “persons afflicted with diseases of the lungs and air passages.” Oral respirators were invented in London by Mr. Jeffreys. A person would wear the respirator over the mouth and breath in normally, keeping the air at an equal, warm temperature at all times. This device was recommended for use in the winter and spring.
Original Format
medical equipment
Local Identifier
Country Doctor Museum
Location of Original
Country Doctor Museum
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Andy Nov 11 2014

This may be a respirator, but it is not a Jeffreys respirator. There's an image of a Jeffreys respirator at:http://johnsnow.matrix.msu.edu/work.php?id=15-78-188and there's more detail at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_JeffreysThe British Museum has two Jeffreys respirators. The Jeffreys respitators have multiple grilles of very fine wires running vertically. Early versions have a light cloth covering, and later versions have a kind of louvred front. The boxes are crescent moon shaped.

Marshall Woodard Oct 24 2014

I'm a collector, I recently picked up a tin case for a Jeffreys respirator. It's a slightly different shape than the one illustrated but is marked as being such. I was just looking for more information on them. Should I contact the Country Doctor Museum? I can be reached at Woodardm09@ECU.edu

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