Siebe Gorman Smoke Rescue Mask

 This classic English leather mask was manufactured in 1878  by Siebe Gorman & Co LTD. This mask used a long hose with bellows. The firefighter would don the leather mask, while a second firefighter would provide air by operating the foot operated bellows. Signals on the hose by the wearer… 1 tug meant “more air”, 2 tugs “less air” and 3 meant “HELP”. The frame on the barn door mica panels was one of the first uses of aluminum.