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Two oxygen cylinders in wooden case, Germany, 1914-1918

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Inside these two gas cylinders was highly pressurised oxygen which has only recently been removed (for safety reasons). The cylinders are from a set of eight that were supplied to the German Army during the First World War. The oxygen was probably inhaled through a face mask by a patient undergoing surgery or by a soldier with breathing difficulties because of a gas attack.

Object number:

A629919/1

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Glossary:

Glossary: gas cylinder

A cylinder in which pressurized gas is stored