Plastic face mask, Kent, England 1941-1967

Made:
1941-1967 in Tankerton
A640093, Plastic face mask for use with inhaler, in carton with instructions, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd., A640093, Plastic face mask for use with inhaler, in carton with instructions, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd.,

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A640093, Plastic face mask for use with inhaler, in carton with instructions, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd.,
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A640093, Plastic face mask for use with inhaler, in carton with instructions, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd.,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Plastic face mask for use with inhaler, in carton with instructions, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd., England

The plastic face mask, (A640093) shown on the left, was used in conjunction with an ‘atomising’ inhaler, (A640094) seen as the bulbous plastic device on the right. Together they treated asthma and other lung diseases by the process of inhalation. Its manufacturers referred to the mask as a ‘nosepiece attachment’ for children or persons with ‘deformed noses’. Both items came separately boxed with instructions. The inhaler produced a very fine spray. This was inhaled via the face mask placed over the nose and month. The face mask and inhaler were made by British pharmaceutical manufacturer Rybar Laboratories Limited between 1941 and 1967.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A640093
Materials:
carton, paper and mask, plastic
type:
inhalation mask
credit:
Matthews, O.L.