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Old 02-29-2016, 10:40 AM
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Default When did on-board aspirators become common?

As members may or may not know, I have a 1961 Eureka-Cadillac "Hi-Boy" 54"Ambulance. http://www.professionalcarsociety.or...ad.php?t=18181 One thing that has struck me in particular after reading Mr. McPherson's "The Eureka Company: A Complete History" and trying to dig up every Eureka image I could online - is that none seem to have an on-board aspirator. It may be an oversimplification, or perhaps even an incorrect assumption - but my understanding is that Eureka was up there with S&S in terms of building "prestige" ambulances. Hence why so many seem to have ended up in the well-to-do areas of the Northeast, particularly New Jersey First Aid Squads. It seems unusual to me in retrospect, that you'd spend the money to have four outlets for oxygen - but no suction unit. Mine didn't have one as far as I can tell.

While it seems late 1950s and early 1960s literature from all the coachbuilders are a bit more sparse on that sort of detail - doesn't seem anyone else mentioned suction either... http://www.emsmuseum.org/virtual-mus...ction-Labs-Inc indicates the Rico aspirator came out in 1952. All the portable resuscitators of the time period (Pneolator, Handy, original E&J, Emerson, etc.) came with an oxygen-powered variant. My 1963 Pinner-Chrysler came with it from the factory. On the other hand, as many will likely hear more about, Dutchess County was very much ahead of the curve on prehospital care.

Was the Rico more of a late 1960s and later item, as I am starting to gather? Prior to then - I suppose the attendant would use the portable resuscitator's aspirator while en-route if need be?
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Old 02-29-2016, 02:31 PM
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Nicholas, how's that Oldsmobile coming? Got any updated pictures to share?
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Afraid not, Shop told me they'd send some shots of the rear door being fixed. It's coming together slowly but surely.

But if I knew then what I knew now..............
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Afraid not, Shop told me they'd send some shots of the rear door being fixed. It's coming together slowly but surely.

But if I knew then what I knew now..............
I hear ya. Got a fortune invested in my Lifeliner never to see a positive return on it but the next owner will be very happy.

What the hell, who needs to retire!
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I am not sure when they became "standard" but I know going back to the sixties they were standard.
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Eureka were considered way ahead on styling. most of the suctions sources back then were engine vacuum. me 72 cb high top had one ported in the end of the left wheel well cover.
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I hear ya. Got a fortune invested in my Lifeliner never to see a positive return on it but the next owner will be very happy.

What the hell, who needs to retire!
Richard are you telling us the Lifeliner is for sale?
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It's been for sale on and off for years, depends on the day!!!!!
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Richard are you telling us the Lifeliner is for sale?
I've had it for sale previously but missed my price by that much. I will have it back with the new A/C in it within a week and new front end. Got to get it on the road I have a Strawberry Festival Parade I'm doing on Monday, March 6th and last year, "It was freaking hot" hoping for cooler weather this year.
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That early it would depend a lot on the services medical Dr. Some were up on pre hospital car and some believed in a fast ride to the care. If you got one that believed you could do a little more the swoop and scoop they would offer training and want a equipped rig. Others didn't want you to do anything but bring the of to them. Inverters were mostly just a transformer under the hood and not capable of handling a lot of load. So onboard electrical equipment was not the norm.
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