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Baffles (Pleur-evac)

TitleBaffles (Pleur-evac)
Object NameBaffles (Pleur-evac)
Manufactured ByRLR Industries
Manufactured ForDeknatel
DescriptionPleur-evac baffle parts for a medical machine. Unknown assemblage. Molded in transparent, green- hued, hard plastic." Design patented by Dr. Leonard Kurz , thoracic surgeon, and Robert Bidwell. Redesigned in 1978 for Deknatel (Division of Howmedica, Inc.) by Irvin Rubin for injection molding by RLR Industries, and easy correct assembly." Two molds built for RLR by Emidio Maria de Silva in Marinha Grande, Portugal." The unit was sealed to make it airtight with an extruded silk screen plastic sheet, extruded by RLR. Parts were molded in CYRO [industries] XT-375, a rubber modified styrene-acrylonitrile, on two 425-ton machines. ?e supplied the molded parts and they had about twenty-five people silk screening, fabricating, and testing the finished parts.? Assembly was by Gotham Plastics Company (Bronx, NY)" Eventually Deknatel went into production itself, in cooperation with RLR Industries. Kurz eventually sold Howmedica, Inc. to Pfizer and the production operation moved to Massachusetts.
Date Manufacturedca.1985
MaterialStyrene-acrylonitrile (SAN); High Impact Polystyrene
Number of Objects5
Accession Number2010_055.221
DonorGift of Irvin I. Rubin
Broad SubjectMedical and Health (except optical)
Dig Spec23742340 Bytes
Date Digital2011
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