Model oxygen distributor : Sergeant A Worsfold, AIF Research Section, Imber Court Experimental Grounds

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Surrey, Thames Ditton
Accession Number REL/01578
Collection type Technology
Object type Model
Physical description Celluloid, Rubber, Tin, Wood
Maker Worsfold, Alexander
Date made 1918

Square three-ply wooden base on which is mounted a short (80 mm height x 30 mm diameter) celluloid cylinder, glued to the base and capped with a disc of glued celluloid. Two lengths of wire (representing tubing) are mounted to run through the sides of the cylinder at right angles to each other, exiting the cylinder with rubber seals. Red rubber tubes run off the end of each wire and join a pair of soldered tin oxygen cylinders, painted silver. There are a pair of cross shaped joiners also associated with the rubber tubing; the rubber has perished in multiple places.

History / Summary

This model illustrates one of the many inventions of 12096 Private Alexander Worsfold, 9th Australian Field Ambulance.