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2006/8/3 Training manual, 'Breathalyzer Training Manual I' for blood alcohol testing apparatus, paper, written by Sergeant 2nd Class W E Burns, Breath Analysis Section, NSW Police Department, published by Authority of the The New South Wales Commissioner of Police, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Click to enlarge.

Training manual for 'Breathalyzer' blood alcohol testing apparatus

Written
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Summary

Object No.

2006/8/3

Object Statement

Training manual, 'Breathalyzer Training Manual I' for blood alcohol testing apparatus, paper, written by Sergeant 2nd Class W E Burns, Breath Analysis Section, NSW Police Department, published by Authority of the The New South Wales Commissioner of Police, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983

Physical Description

Training manual for blood alcohol testing apparatus, 'Breathalyzer Training Manual I', paper, prepared by Sergeant 2nd Class W E Burns, Breath Analysis Section, NSW Police Department, published by Authority of the The New South Wales Commissioner of Police, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1983

The 'Breathalyzer Training Manual I' is a mechanically reproduced, typewritten, foolscap manual bound in hard cardboard covers.

On the cover, handwritten in felt pen is: 'Breathalyzer/ Training Manual I/ P.F. Flanagan'. On the inner cover: 'New South Wales Police Force [insignia]/ Breathalyzer Training Manual I'

The frontispiece reads: 'Manual No. 1/ Published by Authority of The New South Wales Commissioner of Police/ Prepared by Sergeant 2nd Class W.E.Burns / Breath Analysis Section, N.S.W. Police Department/ 1st edition, 1969/ 2nd edition, 1978 / 3rd edition, 1983 / "Breathalyzer" is acknowledged as the registered trade name of the breath analysing instrument invented by Professor R. Borkenstein.'

The manual has been hand-annotated by the user throughout in pencil and highlighter.

Dimensions

Height

339 mm

Width

211 mm

Depth

13 mm

Production

Notes

The frontispiece reads: 'Manual No. 1 / Published by Authority of The New South Wales Commissioner of Police / Prepared by Sergeant 2nd Class W.E.Burns/ Breath Analysis Section, N.S.W. Police Department/ 1st edition, 1969 / 2nd edition, 1978 / 3rd edition, 1983.

History

Notes

Used for training police personnel in the Breath Analysis Section of the N.S.W. Police Department. On the cover of this copy of the manual the name of the (presumably) first owner is handwritten in felt pen, 'P.F. Flanagan'.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Breath Analysis and Research Unit, New South Wales Police Department, 2006

Acquisition Date

12 January 2006

Cite this Object

Harvard

Training manual for 'Breathalyzer' blood alcohol testing apparatus 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 October 2021, <https://ma.as/356350>

Wikipedia

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