2009.4.6: Yankauer's Mask, 1901-1944

Additional Images

2009.4.6: Yankauer's Mask.
Image No. 2906 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

YANKAUER folding face mask with removable mesh insert and spiral wire collar for holding lint or gauze onto which agents such as ether or chloroform were applied.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2009.4.6
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 1901-1944

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14 cm
  • Height: 5.8 cm
  • Width: 8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Folding frame
  • b) Mesh insert
  • c) Collar

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • plating

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Morris W. Thomas
  • History of Use: Dr Morris William Thomas [died 1944] had a practice in Victoria, BC.