Schutzlufter, piller 1940

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  1. tommyboy148

    tommyboy148 New Member

    Hello, i found this one in my grandfather garage, its turning, but a little Heavy turning.
    Is this collectable? if so? does it have a value? should i donate it to a lokal museum?
    Any help is appreciated.
     

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  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Would help if you'd told us what a Schutzlufter is.
     
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Hi Tommy.

    Do you know what it is?
     
  4. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    After Googling it, I think it's some type of ventilator, or air pump.
     
  5. tommyboy148

    tommyboy148 New Member

    That is a ventilation system in old bunkers, cranked by hand.
     
  6. tommyboy148

    tommyboy148 New Member

    Yes i found a video, it was the ventilations system in old bunkers. :)
     
  7. tommyboy148

    tommyboy148 New Member

    Someone just told me that he have seen some in norway og for 1000,- to 4000,- nok. Im not keeping it, so eather i donate it to a lokal museum or sell it if someone collekt this?
     
  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Nice find and nice of you to donate it.
    If it was mine I'd take it apart for cleaning and oiling but that's just me.
    Many would scream if I did that and say that you have to leave it original.
     
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  9. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    Something like that was installed in bunkers on the Atlantic Wall (didn't know that is what they were called) but were usually driven by an electric motor with a hand crank for emergencies, so you may only have part of the assembly. An anti gas measure. The basic design is late WW1. Attended a lecture last year on the Channel Islands defences in which they were mentioned. Someone who is restoring an Atlantic Wall bunker might like it.
     
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  10. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Capital idea!
     
  11. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

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