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Issue 6 and Volume 111.

short cuts and gadgets DEPARTMENTS Williamsburg Breathing Units Are Always Ready for Use Elliot W. Jayne, fire marshal of Williamsburg, Va., sends in two ideas used by his department for carrying its oxygen breathing equipment. A M.S.A. Pneophore demand-type oxygen unit is carried on the front seat of the station wagon ambulance where it is readily available for use by the ambulance attendant while in the vehicle. It can be instantly removed and used as a portable unit without a bulky carrying case. A 40-cubic-inch oxygen cylinder was obtained from the manufacturer and the entire unit mounted on a stainless steel plate. A stainless band secures the cylinder to the plate. The mount is curved in such a manner that it fits securely in the center of the front seat. A Scott Air-Pak unit is mounted on the front seat of the pumper by means of a flat bar bracket…

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