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Rescue Brigade Helmet

Description:
These helmets were used by mine rescue teams.  They allowed rescuers and those being rescued to breath when there was heavy smoke caused by explosions.  Clean air was supplied via a pipe attached to the side of the helmet.  It would be pumped through with bellows operated by someone standing in an area of cleaner air.
Source:
Accession number:
KR/5
Digital Number:
EAMI016n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council