999.3.25: Yankauer's Mask, 20th Cent.

Additional Images

999.3.25: Yankauer's Mask.
Image No. 2441 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

YANKAUER folding face mask with removable spiral wire collar for holding lint or gauze onto which agents such as ether or chloroform were applied. 'Penn, U.S.A. CHROME' stamped into base of frame.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 999.3.25
Collection: Anaesthesiology
Date: 20th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 14.2 cm
  • Height: 5.5 cm
  • Width: 8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Frame
  • b) Collar

Object Materials

  • chrome plate,
  • copper alloy

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Brabizon J. Hallowes
  • History of Use: Used by Dr. Brabizon Hallowes [1885-1961] born in Australia he relocated to Vancouver in 1936 where he opened a general practice. In later life he moved to Saturna Island.