The Iron lung
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The "Both" respirator, also known as the Both Portable Cabinet Respirator, was a negative pressure ventilator (more commonly known as an "iron lung") invented by Edward Both in 1937. Made from plywood, the respirator was an affordable alternative to the more expensive designs that had been used prior to its development. The device costed only £100 and was portable due to its light weight and the addition of wheels, and was simple enough that hospitals could build their own in their workshops, and thus it soon proved to be a success.
This is one I wished to have pulled out at the time and got a better shot, tho I'm still glad I still got to see it as there probably isn't that many left.
246sept03the iron lung2009D70Irishmanlostabandoneddecayhospitalnorthern irelandbelvoir park hospitalwooden