Schimmelbusch mask; Jetter & Scheerer Co.; Unknown; CR1980.140.3
Schimmelbusch maskAbout 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.
Surgical instrument manufacturerDate Made
Metal, stainless steel
Jetter & Scheerer - Germany
H 167mm x L 157mm x W87mm
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