Inhaler, Kent, England, 1941-1967

Made:
1941-1967 in Tankerton

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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

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

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Inhaler for use in the treatment of asthma, with nosepiece and instructions, in carton, by Rybar Laboratories Ltd., England

The inhaler, the bulbous plastic device on the right, treated asthma and other lung diseases by the process of inhalation. Its manufacturers referred to it as an ‘atomiser’. It produced a very fine spray. This was then inhaled via the face mask (A640093) placed over the nose and mouth. A640093 is on the left. The inhaler was made by British pharmaceutical manufacturer Rybar Laboratories Limited between 1941 and 1967. The directions for use state: ‘guaranteed 100% effective for the symptomatic relief of bronchospams.’ Bronchospasms are the narrowing of the bronchi in the lungs.

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Object Number:
A640094
Materials:
carton, paper, inhaler, plastic and inhaler, rubber
type:
inhaler
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Matthews, O.L.

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