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The apparatus pictured at left, devised in 1903 by the Dräger company of Germany, operated in a similar way as the Siebe-Gorman self-contained devices. Draeger breathing devices and other safety equipment grew so popular in the mine rescue business that the word "draegerman" eventually became a synonym for an underground rescue worker (Webster's Third New International Dictionary). The company, which still exists today, claims to have manufactured two million gas masks for the German Armed Forces during World War I.
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