pNeutron Model A-E Pneumatic Ventilator, Signed by Rawsonville Components Plant Employees, 2020

Summary

Early in America's COVID-19 pandemic, Ford Motor Company converted its Rawsonville Components Plant to the production of medical ventilators. These critical machines helped patients with the most serious infections to breathe. Ford built more than 51,000 ventilators. This unit, the last one off the Rawsonville assembly line, was signed by some of the 1,100 Ford employees involved in the effort.

Early in America's COVID-19 pandemic, Ford Motor Company converted its Rawsonville Components Plant to the production of medical ventilators. These critical machines helped patients with the most serious infections to breathe. Ford built more than 51,000 ventilators. This unit, the last one off the Rawsonville assembly line, was signed by some of the 1,100 Ford employees involved in the effort.

Artifact

Medical ventilator

Date Made

2020

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2020.123.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 5.875 in

Width: 10.625 in

Length: 10.375 in

Inscriptions

on front: pNeutron / Model A-E / WARNING / Not for use in MR environment on proper left side: Serial Number: RAWS 51.1K / Serial Number: AE24010111 on back: pNeutron model A-E Ventilator intended / for use on pediatric and adult patients / 25 kg and above. / CAUTION / Read and understand operating instructions prior to use. Do not disassemble. No user replacement parts. Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale or use on the order of a physician. / WARNING / Not for use in MR environment / WARNING / Do not use in the presence of flammable anesthetics / NOTE / Tidal volume adjusts inspiratory time. Respiratory Rate adjusts expiratory time. Respiratory Rate control is calibrated tidal volumes from 500 to 900 ml. / Lower tidal volumes will have higher rates, higher tidal volumes will have lower rates. / MANUFACTURED BY: / Ford Motor Company for / GE Healthcare / 3000 N Grandview Blvd. / Waukesha, WI 53188 USA / Assembled in USA / DISTRIBUTED BY: GE Healthcare / For Customer Service, call GE Healthcare at +1(800)345-2700 / FOR EMERGENCY USE ONLY. / Not cleared or approved by US FDA / REF 5514218 / Do not contact Airon. Direct all inquiries to GE Healthcare. / The design of this device is based on a design from Airon Corporation. written on bottom: THIS IS THE LAST PART RAN DOWN THE RAWSONVILLE FINAL LINE / AUG 27, 2020

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