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Object ID 003439

Object Name Carbolated petrolium tubes

Object Desc Cardboard box (A) with 5 silver tubes (B-F).

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003075a-f

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords medicine,burns,carbolated petrolium,Mine Safety Appliance Co.,

Title Carbolated petrolium tubes

Description Carboard box (A), top: bell logo, Carbolated Petrolium tubes 6 per package, front has illustrated directions for use, Side: Mine Safety Appliance Co. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh, PA; 5 silver tubes with caps (B-F) are inside with packaging seperators


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Height 0.5

Length 4.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Mine Safety Appliance Co. Braddock Ave. Pittsburgh

Maker Details On the morning of March 26, 1912, the Jed Mine in West Virginia exploded. In a flash, methane gas ignited and more than 80 miners lost their lives. From this tragedy, mine engineer John T. Ryan Sr. had an epiphany: If I could spend my life doing what I can to lessen the likelihood of the occurrence of such terrible disasters, I shall feel in the end that my life had been well spent. Ryan recruited colleague George H. Deike to help realize his vision for a new company. Recognizing the critical importance of dependable, safe mining equipment, they went straight to one of the country’s great thinkers: Thomas Edison. The brilliant inventor helped Ryan and Deike create the electric cap lamp which, over the next 25 years, reduced mine explosions by an astounding 75 percent. Of all his inventions, this was the one that did the most for humanity, Edison would later say in life. In the decades that have come and gone, MSA has continued to lead the charge for workplace safety. We’ve led

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3075a-f



Date JUN 11,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes box is very fragile and damp, tubes leaky


Date JUN 13,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin