Schimmelbusch mask; Allen & Hanburys Ltd.; Unknown; CR1980.140.4

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

Allen & Hanburys Ltd.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

Metal, stainless steel
Cotton

Inscription and Marks

Allen & Hanburys, London

Measurements

H 50mm x L 149mm x W 80mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health & medical equipment

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Health & medical equipment

Object number

CR1980.140.4

Copyright Licence  

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