2006.677.1: Inhaler, 1925-1974

Additional Images

2006.677.1: Inhaler.
Image No. 2456 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

The "Duke" University inhaler in box, for use with Trilene [purified trichloroethylene]. Contains: Cylinder with small inlet tube and notched vapour concentration indicator dial at base, face mask, wrist strap, vapour concentration key for dial, envelope for key and instruction leaflets for inhaler and 'Trilene', both written in English and French. The mask has 'MADE IN USA' in relief, front top surface. The cylinder, strap and key are attached together by chain. Dimensions given are for box.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.677.1
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1925-1974

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14 cm
  • Height: 8.5 cm
  • Width: 15.4 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded box
  • b) Cylinder with steel chain
  • c) Face mask
  • d) Wrist strap with buckle
  • e) Adjuster key
  • f) Key envelope
  • g) Instruction leaflet for inhaler
  • h) Instruction leaflet for 'Trilene'

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy,
  • leather,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • printing ink,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison Limited
  • Owner: Dr. Amy Wilmshurst