Schimmelbusch mask; Reed & Barton; Unknown; CR1980.140.1
Schimmelbusch maskAbout this object
The Schimmelbusch mask is a device for delivering anesthetic. Invented in 1890 and used through to the 1950's. The mask has a wire frame and is covered with gauze. It is oval in shape to fit over nose and mouth. Chloroform or ether is dripped on to the gauze allowing the patient to breathe a mixture of air and anesthetic.
Metal, stainless steel.
Reed & BartonMeasurements
a - H 60mm x L 120mm x W 80mm
b - H 30mm x L 140mm x W 76mm
c - L 165mm x W 160mm
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type