Schimmelbusch mask; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1980.140.2

Name/Title

Schimmelbusch mask

About this object

The Schimmelbusch mask is a device for delivering anaesthetic. 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 it allowing the patient to breathe a mixture of air and anaesthetic.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Metal, stainless steel
Cotton

Inscription and Marks

None

Measurements

b - H 60mm x L 196mm x W 105mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health & medical equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Health & medical equipment

Object number

CR1980.140.2

Copyright Licence  

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