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Have Lung Motor Protection?

Lung Motor Ad circa. 1916

Lung Motor Demonstration circa. 1914

Have you asked for LUNGMOTOR protection?  You will.  Or die tryin’.

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  1. bmj2k  March 21, 2011

    Wow. Who knew they were experimenting with cyborg technology in 1914?

    When I was young the Wendy’s restaurant tables were designed with old-time ads on them. I never saw that ad but it is the same style.

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  2. skinner  March 21, 2011

    Yikes – although you could re-caption that second picture as an early experiment in ghostbusting/exorcism technology.

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  3. Jim  March 21, 2011

    I remember those tables! And now I want a Frosty. And a double with cheese. And probably the 1914 version of a defibrillator to go with the lung motor.

    An exorcism machine. I like it. Drawing the evil spirits from the body, and then replacing them with fresh, clean, wholesome air. They probably would have sold more of them that way.

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  4. skinner  March 22, 2011

    I was going to make some sort of witty follow up, but now I’m entirely distracted with the notion that I might head out for a cheeseburger. Wendy’s has apparently created the most subtle internet marketing scheme I’ve ever encountered.

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    • Jim  March 22, 2011

      Do they still have the cheddar and bacon baked potatoes? Grab one of those to. Unless you have any respect for your arteries.

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  5. Rob  April 15, 2011

    I just found one of these machines at work. It looks like it’s never been used & certainly doesn’t look like it’s almost 100 years old! I found this site googling to see if there was a way to determine it’s value. Any ideas?

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    • Jim  April 17, 2011

      No, not really. I’d check ebay first I suppose. I’m sure there are people who collect antique medical equipment – it’s got to be worth something to somebody.

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  6. Becky  March 31, 2012

    Just wondering if anyone found a value for this. I have been trying to find a value for mine for a while.

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  7. Bruce Rheinschmidt  April 16, 2012

    I have a lung motor in real good shape. I would like some Info on this Item. It is like the one on your web page. My E-Mail address is mfd78chief@yahoo.com THANKS

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  8. Jim  April 16, 2012

    Sorry folks, I have no idea what these things are worth. I don’t even own one – just found the photograph interesting.

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