This very early foot operated bellows type air compressor was originally utilized to supply breathing air to a breathing mask in the late 1800's. Some were converted to a "alarm" horn when more efficient breathing air devices were developed. A brass trumpet was added to accomplish this conversion. Pumps fine. Leather intact no tears. 21" x 10" x 12" overall Great original piece. No major damage, a few dints and marks commensurate with age.
This exceptional item will make a great display piece for nautical decor.
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