Very Rare and Important 1910 Drager Smoke Mask

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

About

I almost never sell items from my museum collection. Here is your opportunity to get your hands on one of the rarest examples I own. It's not only a surviving example of the very beginning of gas and rescue Apparatus, it has a striking sculptural presence as well. The face plate is Mica.
For questions or net pricing please “Contact Dealer” directly.

Drager smoke rescue mask
The apparatus pictured, devised in 1910 by the Drager Company of Germany, operated in a similar way as the Siebe-Gorman self-contained devices. Draeger breathing devices and other safety equipment grew so popular in the mine rescue business that the word "draegerman" eventually became a synonym for an underground rescue worker.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    12 in. H x 9 in. W x 7 in. D
    30 cm H x 23 cm W x 18 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88387598583
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Peekskill, NY

More from this Seller

Important 1920s Medical Artist Model
Important 1920s Medical Artist Model
The Plastic Surgery Laboratories
This is a lifesize medical model. They were used as teaching aids for medical students. These models were an important part of medical history and a teaching tool through the formative ...
Very Large Ophtalmotrope
Very Large Ophtalmotrope
Unknown
What is an an ophthalmotrope? An ophthalmotrope is an Apparatus for demonstrating the movements of the eye and the action of the different muscles which produce them, consisting essenti...
Rare British WWII Visor Helmet
Rare British WWII Visor Helmet
Unknown
A superb and very rare WW2 British Army special duties helmet with visor face mask. It is in complete condition with original period factory (lightly textured) army green paint. The pai...
Rare 1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Model
Rare 1800s Dr. Auzoux Anatomical Model
Dr. Louis Auzoux
We have travelled all-over the world always on the lookout for early Dr. Auzoux Models. We found this and a smaller model on our last trip to Paris. Most are already in museums and priv...
Rare German 1800s Anatomical Horse Model, Signed A.M.Sommer
Rare German 1800s Anatomical Horse Model, Signed A...
Frederik Sommer
This is an important handmade large scale papier mâché anatomical model of a horse. It's close to two thirds scale and over four foot long. At the turn of the century France and Berlin ...
Rare Five-Piece Set of WW1 Lobster Tail Armor
Rare Five-Piece Set of WW1 Lobster Tail Armor
Unknown
This rare and heavy WW1 trench armor makes a striking display. These were not manufactured in large numbers and are very hard to find outside of a museum. It's professionally mounted on...
Important Charles C. Hutchinson Telescope
Important Charles C. Hutchinson Telescope
Charles C. Hutchinson
This large important telescope is signed Charles C. Hutchinson, Boston. It's quite an impressive show piece. The brass scope is 69 inches long with a 4 inch diameter. The heavy decorati...
Navy Submariners Cold Weather Mask
Navy Submariners Cold Weather Mask
Unknown
As sinister as this mask appears it was simply used to keep warm. If you take a close look at the masks buttons each depict a naval anchor symbol. I an told that these were mostly used ...
Striking Adolescents Gas Suit and Hand Pump
Striking Adolescents Gas Suit and Hand Pump
Unknown
I am not sure of the age or country this item came from. It could be as early as WWI. The size looks like it will fit an 8 to 12 year old child. All of it is there including the wooden ...
Huge Early Smoke Shop Advertising Window Display
Huge Early Smoke Shop Advertising Window Display
Unknown
I always love finding these striking oversized store displays. This was made from some painted composite material. It's in excellent end condition with some chipping along the bowls top...
CIJ Tin Litho Clockwork Renault Fregate - Rare
CIJ Tin Litho Clockwork Renault Fregate - Rare
CIJ Clockwork
CIJ (France) clockwork Renault Fregate - quality tinplate model is wired for electric head-lights, greyish green, with opening drivers door, lacks rear seat assembly, steerable front wh...
Rare German Ernst Plank Magic Lantern
Rare German Ernst Plank Magic Lantern
Ernst Plank
This is a beautiful and decorative 1800 magic lantern by Ernst Plank. The body has unusual sphere brass kerosene lamp housing and a cast iron figural character holding the lens. It's co...