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Bill Leverett
01-14-2010, 02:17 PM
Just received an MSA Pneolator I picked up from Ebay. I remember our local VFD having one in the mid seventies when I was a volunteer but we never ever actually used it except to supply oxygen.

I'm guessing that this was MSA's attempt to compete with E&J, H&H and Stephenson for the powered resuscitator market. Does anyone happen to have a scanned manual and/or parts list they could email me?

Thanks for any information provided.

Rick Duffy
01-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Hey Bill,

I had two of these devices at one point and ended up giving one to my friend in Florida, Kevin Lynch.

It's been a while since I opened it and I'm pretty sure that there were some instructions, perhaps a manual.

Problem now, the cars are put away for the winter... so I need to make a trip to seethem and look for you.


You may also try Kevin, to see if his unit had a manual when I gave it to him at the Daytona Meet (I can't remember!) :confused:

If all else fails, MSA's Corporate Headquarters is just across the street from my office and while I don't know too many people there, I might be able to find out who could possibly help.

All the best!

Rick:D

Bill Leverett
01-14-2010, 03:39 PM
:thankyou2:

No rush on any of this unless you'd like a reason to visit your vehicles.

I'll give Kevin a try as well.

Thanks again

Richard Vyse
01-15-2010, 09:48 AM
Just received an MSA Pneolator I picked up from Ebay. I remember our local VFD having one in the mid seventies when I was a volunteer but we never ever actually used it except to supply oxygen.

I'm guessing that this was MSA's attempt to compete with E&J, H&H and Stephenson for the powered resuscitator market. Does anyone happen to have a scanned manual and/or parts list they could email me?

Thanks for any information provided.

Man that thing looks evil....

Chris M. Kelley
04-18-2010, 05:20 PM
I know.. Old topic.

Google News Archives. Best thing since the machine that slices white bread.

Article from 1962 on a Pneolator purchase.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jyMTAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GAUEAAAAIBAJ&pg=1946,4884720&dq=pneolator&hl=en

Nicholas Studer
01-28-2017, 04:07 PM
Just received an MSA Pneolator I picked up from Ebay. I remember our local VFD having one in the mid seventies when I was a volunteer but we never ever actually used it except to supply oxygen.

I'm guessing that this was MSA's attempt to compete with E&J, H&H and Stephenson for the powered resuscitator market. Does anyone happen to have a scanned manual and/or parts list they could email me?

Thanks for any information provided.

Perhaps better late than never! See below.

The Pneolator competed with Emerson, E&J, and McKesson combinaiton resuscitator/inhalator/aspirator. The H&H Inhalator - while less popular by the 1950s, is a straight inhalator only.

Bill Leverett
01-28-2017, 05:18 PM
Thanks Nicolas for posting this. Would you mind sending me a color copy of it please and I'll pay for copy and postage costs?

Denny Shira
01-28-2017, 05:41 PM
Big, Heavy and awkward, We had one on a rig when i first started back in the 60's. A tough carry for one guy, but we used to do it. No wonder my back is bad. :(

Nicholas Studer
01-28-2017, 07:00 PM
Thanks Nicolas for posting this. Would you mind sending me a color copy of it please and I'll pay for copy and postage costs?

I am sure we can make that happen. Check your e-mail! :)