Re: Oxygen-bottle

Date:         18 Jun 99 01:39:43 
From:         Brad Crosier <>
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Andrew van der Plas wrote:
> Is there pure oyygen in an oxygen-bottle or is it just compressed air.
> Why then call they this an oxygen-bottle and not a air-bottle.

It is pure oxygen.  "Aviators Breathing Oxygen," to be specific, as
opposed to medical oxygen.  The difference being the the medical oxygen
has some moisture in it, whereas the aviation does not (to prevent
corrosion and freezing problems).  It's not called an air bottle because
it isn't.