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antique rescue stretcher - $475 (North Creek, NY)

condition: good
make / manufacturer: Mine Safety Co
Mine Safety Co, Pittsburgh, PA - antique rescue stretcher with original label and original splints (attached on back, see picture) Company still exists today. History of company on website. Below are some points:

Peacetime brings corporate growth. First “main” factory built on Braddock Avenue in Pittsburgh. Primary products manufactured included gas masks, hardhats, and first aid kits.

It was a horrific workplace tragedy that led to the creation of MSA, the worldwide leader in worker protection and safety
It was a horrific workplace tragedy that led to the creation of MSA, the worldwide leader in worker protection and safety product innovation. 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.”

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