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    Default Looking for info

    I have an old MSA hand-cranked airline respirator unit for confined space rescue. I'm trying to find information on it such as age, was there ever an operations manual, etc.

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    any model number or other identifiers

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    On the parts list it says M-S-A Centrifugal Blower. Part Number 8856. It comes in a big red suitcase looking box with an oval hole on one side for the hose to pass through and a hole on top for the hand crank to slide down onto the drive shaft. The face piece is green and has a double hose connector. I'm assuming one is inhalation and the other exhalation. There is also a leather harness to strap it to your body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    any model number or other identifiers
    I got it cleaned up and took some pictures. I'll see if I can post them on here. Any help in identifying the age would be appreciated.

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    I would call msa tech people first

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire49 View Post
    I would call msa tech people first
    Yep. I did that yesterday and talked to some "kid" who sounded like he just got out of high school and didn't have a clue what I was talking about.

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    Doing research on the single digit postal code and the 5 digit zip code from the box labeling and parts list, the unit is at least 46 years old and possibly as much as 70 years old. The USPS stopped using the single digit codes in 1943 and began using the 5 digit zip codes in 1967. So that narrows it down some for me.

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