Earthenware inhaler made by S. Maw, Son and Thompson, 1870-1901, Crellin 8
Inhalers are used to treat chest illnesses and diseases by inhalation. The inhaler has a valved mouthpiece where a sponge soaked in the treatment would be placed. It was first manufactured around 1866. Around 1881, a valved inhaler would cost 5 shillings (25p). The inhaler was made by S Maw & Son, a medical and surgical supplier. The mouthpiece is probably a replacement as it bears the name of S Maw, Son & Thompson, a company name used much later.
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