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Mounted Print : Smoke hood, 1880s C017 / 6875

Smoke hood, 1880s C017  /  6875



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Smoke hood, 1880s C017 / 6875

Smoke hood. 19th-century artwork of a smoke hood used by workers such as firemen to prevent asphyxiation by smoke. This design dates from 1880. The wood engraving is from circa 1888

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Media ID 9341997

© BILDAGENTUR-ONLINE/TH FOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

1880 1888 Apparatus Breathing Apparatus Demonstrate Demonstrating Device Health And Safety Preventative Prevention Protective Worker Air Supply Asphyxiation Fireman


10"x8" Mount with 8"x6" Print

Step back in time with our vintage Mounted Photo of a 19th-century Smoke Hood. This captivating image, sourced from BILDAGENTUR-ONLINE/TH FOTO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY, showcases an intricately detailed wood engraving of a smoke hood from the 1880s. Originally used by workers, including firemen, to shield against the deadly effects of smoke inhalation, this historical artifact is a testament to innovation and safety. Add this unique piece to your collection and bring a touch of history into your home or office.

Printed on 8"x6" paper and suitable for use in a 10"x8" frame (frame not included). Prints are mounted with card both front and back. Featuring a custom cut aperture to match chosen image. Professional 234gsm Fujifilm Crystal Archive DP II paper.

Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing

Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 11.6cm x 20.3cm (4.6" x 8")

Estimated Product Size is 20.3cm x 25.4cm (8" x 10")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a remarkable piece of 19th-century technology - the smoke hood. Designed in 1880, this ingenious apparatus was used by workers, particularly firemen, to safeguard themselves from the perils of smoke inhalation. The wood engraving featured in this artwork is believed to be from around 1888. Intriguingly demonstrating its functionality, a Caucasian male can be seen wearing the protective device with utmost seriousness. This historical illustration serves as a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancements during that era. The smoke hood's purpose was simple yet vital - preventing asphyxiation caused by inhaling toxic fumes while working in hazardous environments. As occupational safety became increasingly important, this preventative measure played an essential role in ensuring worker well-being. This monochrome image not only captures a significant moment in history but also highlights the importance of health and safety equipment throughout time. It symbolizes how individuals have consistently strived to protect themselves against potential dangers encountered on their professional journeys. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing photograph print, we are reminded of the progress made over centuries in creating innovative solutions for preserving human life amidst challenging circumstances.

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