Schimmelbusch mask; Allen & Hanburys Ltd.; Unknown; CR1980.140.4
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.
Metal, stainless steel
Allen & Hanburys, LondonMeasurements
H 50mm x L 149mm x W 80mmSubject and Association Keywords
From the Collection of the Cromwell MuseumObject Type