998.1.24: Schimmelbusch Mask, 20th Cent.

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998.1.24: Schimmelbusch Mask.
Image No. 2497 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

SCHIMMELBUSCH folding face mask with a hinged frame for holding gauze/lint in place onto which agents such as ether or chloroform were applied. 'STEVENS GERMANY' stamped into handle.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 998.1.24
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 18.3 cm
  • Width: 11.3 cm
  • Depth: 7.3 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • copper alloy,
  • nickel plate

Acquisition Detail

  • Supplier: J. Stevens & Son Company Ltd
  • Owner: Dr. William Edward French
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Bill French [1920-1992] who was a general surgeon at the Burris Clinic, Kamloops British Columbia circa 1952 to 1972. In 1972 he joined the Workers Compensation Board in Vancouver.