Miner's Self Rescuer

This small, portable device from Kilsyth could save a miner's life in the event of an accident by supplying him with air for a few hours, buying time for the rescue workers to come for him. From 1973 onwards, every miner had to carry one of these at work.

Museum reference:
NLC-2000-490-1
Made by:
MSA (Britain) Ltd
Place Made:
Coatbridge ?
On display:
In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Kilsyth
Dimensions:
height: 118 mm
width: 90mm
depth: 83 mm
Materials:
steel, aluminium ?
Inscriptions:
front and rear, PULL LEVER / LIFT OFF COVER / PULL OUT MASK BY MEANS OF HEAD STRAP/ INSERT MOUTH PIECE / PULL NOSECLIP ON / PULL SUPPORT STRAPS OVER HEAD ~ MSA / CO-FSR 230 / C2769 / 926
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