Well, this one was identified by
Mr. Brian Robinson, mine rescue consultant in the UK. I mislead everyone
asking about a Gibbs or a McCaa. It isn't both. It is the Blacketts
Aerorphor- Brown & Mills type. It is sat over a stand and you cannot see the
breathing bag at the front. As far as I know it is a very old mine rescue
rebreather, worth further research. I will ask Mr. Robinson for more
details, and maybe soon we can put some extra lines about this beauty.
The man wearing
the Aerorphor is Ivor Buggins
it was taken at the old Mansfield rescue station prior to 1959 (there is
still a new rescue station built circa1960) within 200m of this place. The
photo was identified by Mr. Robinson Sr.
I first thought this was a Aerorlox. Of course I was wrong. Thanks to Mr.
Brian Robinson, mine rescue consultant the picture is in its right place!
Updated 21-10-2003, minerescue team equipped with Aerorphore
last 4 pictures thanks to Mr. J. Gompelman from the Netherlands